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Staff Prizes 2010

06/18/2010 09:45:36

Staff Prizes 2010
Staff Prizes 2010

The outstanding work carried out by staff has been recognised with the award of the 2010 Staff Prizes. Nineteen members of staff were presented with prizes by the Chancellor Sir Chris Bonington at the award ceremony at LUMS.

Amanda Harrison, History’s Departmental Officer, won a prize in recognition of her contribution to the largest overhaul of processes and programs since the Department was established in the 1960s.

Drs Marion Walker and Rebecca Whittle from LEC were awarded a prize for their research on children and flooding, impressing the judging panel with their engagement with young people and ability to communicate their work to a wider audience.

The Facilities’ Grounds Team – Gary Atkinson, Phil Noble, Euan Richmond, Damian Glenn, Paul Capper, Graham Singleton, Mitchell Dyson and Bill Carradus - all received awards for their dedication and commitment to keeping the University’s transport network open during the worst winter for 30 years.

The IDEAS team from LICA and the IEED – Al Mather, Helen Fogg, Dr Leon Cruickshank and Dr Danny Soetanto – won a joint prize for their collaboration with different areas of the University and other institutions. IDEAS (Innovation Design Entrepreneurship and Science) is a collaboration of the business and management schools of Lancaster, Manchester and Liverpool universities along with ImaginationLancaster. The aim is to enhance the performance of firms at Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus through research and knowledge transfer activities.

Jane O’Brien, the Director of CETAD, has been awarded a prize in recognition of her achievement over several years, especially for the energy and commitment she has brought to the School of Health and Medicine since CETAD joined the School last year. Among other achievements, she has jointly developed a PG programme in Medical Leadership and has led CETAD to a successful periodic quality review last year in which the Centre was highly commended.

Professor Steve Bradley from LUMS won a prize for driving forwards its international strategy, leading to several significant partnerships including GD Goenka in Delhi, Sunway University College in Malaysia and COMSATS in Pakistan.

A prize also went to Dr Jackie Pates from LEC who, as overall UG Director of Studies for Environmental Science, Environmental Chemistry and Earth Science, has been a key driving force in the process of integrating undergraduate teaching within LEC, including heading important new initiatives.

Dr David Simm of LUMS won a prize for being an outstanding teacher, combining management experience with enthusiasm for students’ learning, supporting international students and helping to improve the employability of LUMS students through his work on the LUMS Undergraduate Advisory Board which includes major employers.