Neva Haites

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Professor Neva Haites
Born Brisbane, Australia
Residence Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Nationality Australian
Fields Genetics and Cancer
Institutions University of Aberdeen
Notable awards FRSE (2010)
FMedSci (2000)
OBE (2006)

Professor Neva Haites OBE FRSE FMedSci is a prominent scientist and physician who investigates molecular genetics and diseases in humans and specialises in cancer genetics; she has more than 90 publications in genetics concerning inherited predisposition to cancer, retinitis pigmentosa, hereditary motor neuropathy and sensory neuropathy.[1]

Haites is currently a Professor in Medical Genetics and the Head of College at the University of Aberdeen, College of Life Sciences and Medicine. In 2004, she was appointed as Vice Principal of the University of Aberdeen, representing the first female at the University to hold that position.[2] She is also a member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), a Government Advisory Committee member of the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE), and a Biomedical and Therapeutic Committee member of the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of the Scottish Office.[1]

Professor Haites was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Medicine during the 2006 New Year Honours,[3][4] elected Fellow of The Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci) in 2000, elected Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE) in 2010, and has gained Fellowships with The Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) and The Royal College of Pathologists (FRCP).[5][6]

Professor Haites is currently Vice-President for Life Sciences of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.[7]

Although currently residing in Scotland, Haites was born in Brisbane, Australia.[1]


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  2. ^ "Neva Haites - Faculty of Science - The University of Queensland, Australia". Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  3. ^ "Media Releases - University of Aberdeen". Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  4. ^ "New Year honours in education | Education |". The Guardian. London. 2005-12-31. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  5. ^ "" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  6. ^ "Edinburgh Royal Society elects new fellows : Compute Scotland". Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  7. ^ "Royal Society of Edinburgh Council". The Royal Society of Edinburgh. Retrieved 17 March 2015.