Rector Awards 2010
10 June 2010
Twenty-one academics have been recognised this month with Rector’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Excellence in Pastoral Care, or Excellence in Research Supervision, after being nominated by their colleagues with the support of students. A further seven have had their exceptional work recognised by the award of Rector’s Medals, which will be presented at the graduation ceremonies on Commemoration Day in October 2010.
Given annually, the awards aim to reward staff who play a leading role in enhancing student academic experience at the College. Professor Julia Buckingham, Pro Rector (Education), said: “Imperial is fortunate to attract highly talented students from around the world, and nurturing their abilities in a supportive environment is one of our most serious, and often most enjoyable, responsibilities.”
Excellence in Teaching
The four Medal winners in the Excellence in Teaching category are Professor Anthony Bull (Bioengineering), Professor Nigel Bell (Centre for Environmental Policy), Dr Frank Berkshire and Professor Martin Liebeck (both Mathematics).
Winners of Awards for Excellence in Teaching are Dr Jeremy Bradley (Computing), Dr Oscar Ces, (Chemistry), Dr Tilly Collins (Life Sciences), Mrs Jennifer Jones (NHLI), Professor Mike Laffan, (Medicine), Dr Simon Leather (Life Sciences), Professor Nick Long (Chemistry), Dr Mark Sutton (Earth Science and Engineering), Professor Peter Török (Physics), Dr Luc Vandeperre (Materials), Dr Ramon Vilar (Chemistry) and Dr Jill Warner (Medicine).
Excellence in Pastoral Care
The Medal winners in the Excellence in Pastoral Care category are Mrs Margaret Cunningham (Computing) and Dr Mike Emerson (NHLI). Awards for Excellence in Pastoral Care go to Dr Anna Thomas-Betts (Educational Quality Office), Professor Paul Luckham (Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology), Dr Sara Rankin (NHLI) and Dr Lynda White (Mathematics).
Excellence in Research Supervision
The Medal winner in the Excellence in Research Supervision category is Professor Michael Stumpf (Life Sciences). The Award winners in this category are Professor Geoff Garnett (Public Health), Dr Mark Birrell (NHLI), Dr Ned Ekins-Daukes (Physics), Dr Paul Kemp (NHLI) and Professor EJ Milner-Gulland (Life Sciences).
— Abigail Smith, Communications