Professor Emma Raven
BSc PhD CChem FRSC
Emma Raven has been a member of the RSC since she was an undergraduate and has been involved in a variety of RSC's activities during the last ten years, especially in respect of those at the chemistry-biology interface, as this overlaps with her research expertise and interests.
Emma is an active member of the chemical biology community and is involved in a number of committees, editorial boards and funding panels as a representative of the chemistry/biology interface. She has found her involvement with the RSC to be very rewarding as she shares the society's commitment to advance the chemical sciences and its loyalty to its constituent scientific community.
As PhD student she was fortunate to benefit from the culture of multidisciplinary research, i.e. research that is not defined by traditional scientific boundaries. Whilst progress has been made in removing administrative barriers to multidisciplinary research during the past 20 years, crossing traditional subject divides is still more difficult than it ought to be. This is one area in which RSC has made progress and where Emma feels she would be able to make a contribution.
Emma received a BSc from the University of Leicester and studied her PhD at University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. She was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer then Reader at the University of Leicester and is now Professor of Biological Chemistry.
In addition to being a member of the Chemistry Biology interface Forum (2005-10) Emma has served on the Science and Technology Board Conference Committee (2004-06), Dalton Division Council (2004-07), Honorary Secretary (2001-04) and currently Chair, Inorganic Biochemistry Group.