Advisory Group

The governance structures for the Beltane Public Engagement Network are currently being reviewed. Below you can see details of individuals who have previously been involved with advising on or overseeing the work of the Network.

Past membership

Prof Bill Buchanan, Edinburgh Napier University
Prof Catharine Ward-Thompson, Professor of Landscape Architecture, The University of Edinburgh
Dr Hermione Cockburn, Scientific Director, Our Dynamic Earth (representative of a non-academic organisation)
Prof Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Head of School of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh
Sophie Dow, Founder, Mindroom (member of the public)
Kim Gilchrist, Queen Margaret University
Professor Charlie Jeffrey, Senior Vice Principal Public Policy, The University of Edinburgh (deputy convenor)
Rob Littlejohn, Head of Business, Scotland’s Futures Forum
Prof Lesley McAra, Head of School of Law, The University of Edinburgh (convenor)
Prof Stuart Monro, Scientific Director, Our Dynamic Earth
Dr Heather Rea, Project Lead, Beltane Public Engagement Network
Dr Jon Turner, Director, Institute for Academic Development, The University of Edinburgh
TBC, Heriot-Watt University
TBC, Scottish Government
TBC, College of Science and Engineering, The University of Edinburgh

Prof Mary Bownes (School of Biological Sciences, The University of Edinburgh) was convenor of the Beltane Advisory Group until she retired in the summer of 2016. Mary was behind the original Beltane project back in 2008.

Prof Isobel Davidson (School of Health Sciences, Queen Margaret University) was a valued member of the Advisory Group until she passed away in 2015. Isobel’s humour, straightforwardness and enthusiasm are much missed.