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Leading Women of Scotland


Dr Raeanne Miller Marine

Dr Raeanne Miller Marine Scientist Scottish Association for Marine Science Selected to be part of the inaugural Homeward Bound project: expedition to Antarctica. Raeanne’s energy, enthusiasm, and passion for science and communication permeate her work as a marine ecologist at the Scottish Association for Marine Science. She added a strong entrepreneurial spirit to this mix after winning the UK NERC Environment YES (Young Entrepreneurs Scheme) competition with a team of PhD students in 2010. Now, she focuses on bringing together marine scientists, policymakers and the marine renewable energy industry to find new applications for cutting-edge marine science. As a strong advocate of public engagement with science, she has worked with schools, developed activities for music festivals and delivered public lectures to encourage an ongoing dialogue around both renewable energy development and marine science across diverse audiences. This year, she was selected to take part in the inaugural Homeward Bound project: a once-in-a-lifetime expedition to Antarctica and the start of a 10-year initiative to build a 1,000-strong global collaboration of women in science, who have had the same experience and opportunity to develop leadership skills to work together towards a sustainable future for the planet. 18

Heather Bacon Veterinary Welfare Education and Outreach Manager University of Edinburgh Awarded CEVA Chris Laurence Vet of the Year 2016. Heather is based at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, but her work takes her all over the globe. As a veterinary surgeon, and the Veterinary Welfare Education and Outreach manager working at the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education, Heather applies her skills in Veterinary medicine, animal welfare and conservation science to improve the welfare of animals all over the world. Her focus is on the issues of veterinary skills training, dog population management and zoo and wildlife health and welfare. Heather sits on several veterinary and animal welfare committees, has contributed to the EU good practice guidance on the implementation of the zoos’ directive, represented the British Veterinary Association at a Parliamentary inquiry into dog welfare issues and contributed to both conservation and animal welfare strategies for the World Association for Zoos and Aquaria. In May 2015, Heather was presented with the Chris Laurence Vet of the Year award for her contributions to animal welfare. 19

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