Staff celebrated at University Awards

Staff celebrated at University Awards

A special awards ceremony to celebrate the work and achievements of University of Aberdeen staff was held in Elphinstone Hall on Thursday night.

The awards ranged from excellence in academia to outstanding service across the university’s various professional and support service teams.

The Four overall award groups were:

AUSA & The University of Aberdeen Excellence in Teaching Awards
Principal’s Prizes for Research & Engagement
Principal’s Teaching Excellence Awards
Principal’s Awards for Excellence in Professional Services & Management

The award winners were:

PRINCIPAL’S PRIZES FOR RESEARCH & ENGAGEMENT

Outstanding Research Awards

Team - Winner

The Marine Biodiscovery Centre, School of Natural & Computing Sciences
Professor Marcel Jaspars; Dr Rainer Ebel; Dr Hai Deng; Dr Jioji Tabudravu; Dr Wael Houssen; Dr Mostafa Rateb

Individuals at Early Stage of Career Development – Winner
Mr Mise Akura, School of Natural & Computing Sciences

Individuals at Further Stage of Career Development – Winner
Professor Alison Avenell, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition

Public Engagement with Research Awards


Main Prize - Individuals at Further Stages of Career Development
Winner -Professor Marjory Harper, School of Divinity, History & Philosophy
Runner Up -Dr Amy Irwin, School of Psychology


Early Career Researcher
Winner - Dr Heidi Gardner, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
Runner Up - Miss Josefine Bjorkqvist School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition


Outstanding Achievement in Biomedical Sciences

Winner - Dr Gordon Fernie, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition


Outstanding Contribution to Public Engagement

Winner - Professor Jane Geddes Chair in History of Art, School of Divinity, History and Philosophy

 

Development Trust Award for Philanthropy / Alumni Engagement

Winner - Ms Laura McQueen

 

Achievement of Impact for Early Career Researchers

Winner - Dr Fiona Rudkin, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition

 

Success in Engagement with Industry

Winners -

Dr Nick Schofield, School of Geosciences

Dr Andrew Starkey, School of Engineering

Professor Pieter Van West, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences

& Nutrition

Professor Marian Wiercigroch, School of Engineering

 

PRINCIPAL’S AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES & SUPPORT SERVICES

 

Excellence in Customer Service

Winner - David Cruickshank

Runner Up - Infohub

Excellence in Leadership

Winner - Tracey Innes

Runner Up - Gillian Matheson

 

Excellence in Partnership Working

Winner - Gillian Mackintosh

Runner Up - Clare McHattie

 

Excellence in Equality & Diversity

Winner - MacRobert’s Catering Team - Shirley Cooper, Fiona Levett, Muriel May, Marie Pattison, Wanda Petrie, Caroline Skene

 

Excellence in Sustainability

Winner - “In recognition of their contribution to energy and waste management”

Fraser Lovie, Rose Lyne, Clark Middleton, Christopher Osbeck, George Wilson, Tristan Wolfe

 

Excellence in Creativity & Innovation

Winner - “In recognition of their contribution to the Student Recruitment and Enquiries project”

Nishant Bhardwaj, Neil Birchmore, Darren Coutts, Leslie Fraser, Fiona Macmillan, Megan Mcfarlane, Lauriel Simpson, Fraser Smith, Mike Whyment


Runner Up - Online Team - Ian Clarke, Kirsten Ferguson-Jones, Gráinne Ferrigan, Eleanor Macdonald, Calum Ross, Anna Tawse

 

Rising Star

Winner-Marie Pattison

Runner Up - Yu Qi

 

AUSA AND THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD

 

Best Undergraduate Lecturer

Winner - Gerard Hough

 

Best Postgraduate Taught Lecturer

Winner - Maria Sanchez-Ortiz

 

Best Supervisor (Postgraduate Research)

Winner - Adelyn Wilson

 

Funniest Lecturer

Winner - Ross MacPherson

 

Most Accessible Lecturer

Winner - Heather Morgan

 

Most Inspiring

Winner - Alexander Brasier

 

PRINCIPAL’S TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD


Winner –
Dr Derek Scott


Runners-up –
Dr Mirjam Brady-Van den Bos
Dr John McKeown,
Dr Tavis Potts

Professor George Boyne, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, said: “This is a special event for the institution as we recognise the outstanding achievements of those who have developed effective and innovative practice in their respective fields.

“These achievements range from excellence in academia, to outstanding service across the university’s various professional and support services teams.

“I’m delighted we’re celebrating the excellent work done by so many colleagues, which was one of the key factors in our Scottish University of the Year 2019 award.

“I’d like to congratulate all the nominees and winners; it’s great to see such a strong field of nominations across all of the award categories, which reflects the very high quality of our work here.”

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