William Stewart (biologist)
|Sir William Stewart
|Born||6 June 1935|
|Alma mater||University of Glasgow|
|Thesis||Studies in the biological fixation of nitrogen (1961)|
|Known for||Government Chief Scientific Adviser|
|Notable awards||Fellow of the Royal Society
Stewart was educated at Bowmore Junior Secondary School, Dunoon Grammar School and the University of Glasgow, where he gained Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Science degrees.
Stewart is also Chairman of the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) and Chairman of the Health Protection Agency. He has held a number of other high-profile appointments including: Architect of the Government's Technology Foresight Programme, which was launched in 1995 and Chairman of the Independent Expert Group on Mobile Telephones and Health, which reported in 2000. He is a biologist by training. He was Chairman of Tayside University Hospitals NHS Trust but resigned following a critical report from the Tayside Task Force. He has served on numerous advisory committees, including the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution and the Natural Environment Research Council. Stewart was Chief Executive of the Agricultural and Food Research Council, a former Vice-President of the Royal Society of London and is a Past President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
Stewart is married to the former Elizabeth Smales, a senior medical officer at the Scottish Executive.
- "STEWART, Sir William (Duncan Paterson)". Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press.(subscription required)
- Stewart, William (1961). Studies in the biological fixation of nitrogen (PhD thesis). University of Glasgow.
- See http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2000/11/6b174db2-4aba-494a-8f2f-24c22d0f6547
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