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Professor Gareth Harrison is Bert Whittington Chair of Electrical Power Engineering, Director of Research and Deputy Head of the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. He holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Doctorate from the same institution.
He leads research activity across a wide area including integration of renewable energy within multi-vector energy systems, renewable resource assessment, climate change impacts on energy systems; and carbon footprints of energy systems.
He is Associate Director of the National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI), was previously Principal Investigator of the Adaptation and Resilience in Energy Systems project and is currently a Co-investigator on a range of EPSRC and EU projects covering energy storage, hydrogen, conventional generation and offshore renewable energy.
He is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the IET, a Senior Member of the IEEE and an Affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
I have a PhD in Cognitive Neuropsychology from the university of Toulouse III in France where I was working with Dr JF Demonet and Dr P Celsis. I moved next to Finland (Prof R. Salmelin) then Glasgow (Prof B Belin) where I was respectively post-doc fellow and post-doc RA. In 2007 I joined the Brain Research Imaging Center in Edinburgh as fMRI lead for SINAPSE (Scottish Imaging Network A Platform for Scientific Excellence = coordination of some fMRI activities across Scotland). I am now Academic Fellow, teaching fMRI/EEG and researching in the areas of language and categorization with a focus on methods and clinical applications (brain tumours, stroke).
I finished my first degree at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands where I studied Biology with a specific interest in Developmental Biology and Molecular Biology. As part of my MSc degree I did two extensive research projects at the University of Utrecht, namely a 6 months project in the group of Prof Tony Durston at the Hubrecht Laboratory and a 9 months project in the group for Developmental Biology under supervision by Drs Andre van Loon and Wim Dictus. I followed this with a PhD in Molecular Biology, again with a specific interest in Developmental Biology, at the Hubrecht Laboratory under the supervision of Prof Christine Mummery and Dr Franck Lebrin. I then moved to Edinbugh, Scotland in 2005 where I started working as a research technician in 2006 in the group of Prof Colin Duncan at the Centre for Reproductive Biology, Univerisity of Utrecht. In 2008 I joined the group of Prof Richard Sharpe as a Career Development Fellow at the MRC Human Reproductive Sciences Unit. In 2011 I became a senior postdoc in Prof Richard Sharpe's group at the MRC/UoE Centre for Reproductive Health within the University of Edinburgh. In September 2016 I started my current position as an academic track lecturer within the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.