Professor Cham, Academic Lead for Connected Futures and also of the Brighton Digital Catapult Centre, has 23 years' experience specialising in human centred design for digital, designing innovative and complex products and services, business models and strategies across both the public and private sectors.
She is responsible for accelerating university research impact in the local creative digital and IT sector through collaborative research and development.
Professor Cham joins a star-studded list of Fellows of the Society including Dame Judi Dench. Previous members include Stephen Hawking CBE and Charles Dickens.
Professor Cham said: "I am utterly delighted to have been invited to become a Fellow of the RSA. I am almost entirely a product of a world leading British Art School education, much of which dates back to the industrial design principles first developed at the Bauhaus. I am passionate about preserving this in whatever form we can, especially when it comes to designing the societal impacts of technology and innovation."