Melanie Roffet-Salque awarded prestigious Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship
5 November 2018
Melanie will begin her fellowship in January 2019, which will be hosted by the School of Chemistry.
The scheme is for outstanding scientists and engineers in the UK at an early stage of their independent research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as caring responsibilities and/or health-related reasons and is designed to help successful candidates progress to permanent academic positions across the UK.
Melanie's Fellowship recognises the untapped potential of archaeological pottery vessels to serve as a novel proxy for palaeoprecipitation and explore the link between climate change and human responses in the past.
The Fellowship will be held in the Organic Geochemistry Unit, School of Chemistry, in collaboration with Professor Paul Valdes (climate modeller, BRIDGE, UoB) and Professor Michael Lee (ruminant dietician, Bristol Veterinary School, UoB and North Wyke Farm Platform).
Melanie is currently on maternity leave after the birth of her daughter in April and will start the Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin fellowship in January 2019. She will work part-time (0.8 FTE) in order to combine the early stages of my career and my family life.
This is a fantastic achievement which we are very proud to be able to host within the School.