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First female president of Royal Academy of Engineering

University of Cambridge professor dame Ann Dowling has begun her term as President of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

She is the first female President of the academy, having immediately succeeded Sir John Parker.

A world authority on combustion and acoustics, Dowling has been head of the engineering department at the University of Cambridge since 2009.

She is also a non-executive director of BP, and a non-executive member of the board of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

Dowling said: “There is a growing recognition of the vital importance of engineering in addressing the many challenges that face society.

“But there is much work to be done to ensure that UK engineering is in a position to make its optimal contribution, including the need to address our looming engineering skills gap and crucially to pursue a strategy of efficient and sustainable growth in a rebalanced economy.”

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