Professor Dinsdale honoured by Welsh Academy

Prof Richard Dinsdale

Professor Richard Dinsdale, Professor of Sustainable Environmental Systems, University of South Wales, is among the new entrants to the Learned Society of Wales’ Fellowship.

He joins 42 other new Fellows, all of whom share a link with Wales, its universities or intellectual life, and are drawn from all specialisms.

Prof Dinsdale said: "It is a great personal honour to be elected as a Fellow of the  Learned Society of Wales and it is also a deserved reflection of the hard work of my colleagues, research assistants, and PhD students over the years in our research into protecting water resources. 

“The development of effective and efficient wastewater treatment technologies are essential, not only to protecting the environment but are also key to a healthy and prosperous human population.”

The Society’s President, Sir Emyr Jones Parry said of the new intake: “I am delighted to see the election of 43 new Fellows, showing again the talent connected with Wales, which will reinforce the work of the Society, recognising excellence, promoting research and putting our expertise at the disposal of the nation.”

The Society’s Fellowship now numbers 562. Their combined expertise allows the Society to strengthen its contribution to Welsh public life, through its contributions to government policy development, public lectures and seminars and its expanding Wales Studies programme.

The new Fellows will be formally admitted at the Society’s AGM which will be held, remotely this year due to the Covid-19 restrictions, on 20th May.