St Edmund’s alumna Professor Sarah Cleaveland has been recognised as one of the world’s leading scientists by being elected to a fellowship at The Royal Society.
Her work at the University of Glasgow on the science of pain is making a major impact on the treatment of infants today. By 2030 her research into rabies vaccination is set to eliminate the disease from the developing world. Professor Cleaveland came to St Edmund’s in 1983 to study veterinary medicine and joins the ranks of The Royal Society alongside existing St Edmund’s members, including Professor Sir Brian Heap, Professor Richard Hills and Professor Bob White. The Royal Society is one of the world’s most ancient and prestigious academies encouraging science by funding research and advising on policy. Professor Cleaveland is already a member of The Royal Society of Edinburgh and the US National Academy of Medicine.