Women of Achievement 2018: Professor Claire Honess

In the latest of our regular feature series – profiling all 15 of this year’s Women of Achievement Awards winners in turn – we are highlighting the accomplishments of Professor Claire Honess.

Women of Achievement 2018: Professor Claire Honess. December 2018

Since her appointment as Dean of the Leeds Doctoral College, Professor Claire Honess (School of Languages, Cultures and Societies) has continued her impressive record of achievement, in particular through the establishment this year of the Doctoral College, which is bringing unprecedented coordination and energy to the support of postgraduate researchers across the University.

As Professor of Italian Studies, she is an internationally-renowned scholar of Dante, with a number of important publications to her name. In 2007, she co-founded the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies, which has attracted significant research funding to the University and which has been an important focus for public engagement and teaching activity.  

She has also served the University as Head of the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, and, nationally, she has represented her discipline as Chair of the Society for Italian Studies.

The Women of Achievement Awards recognise the significant contribution and impact women at the University are making across our institution and beyond. 

Held for the fifth time this year, the Awards are a key part of the University’s Leeds Gender Framework. They are integral to our commitment to further promote and accelerate gender equality, support the career development of talented women in all areas of the organisation, and provide high-visible role models that will inspire others to develop and thrive.  

The outstanding achievements of 15 female colleagues and students were recognised at this year’s Women of Achievement Awards.

They celebrate the significant contributions and impact the winners have made across the University and beyond. The women receiving awards were all nominated by their peers, and represent academic and professional staff, as well as students, and are drawn from across the University. 

They all share a common commitment to excellence and have performed outstandingly in their fields, whether this be in research, student education or student experience, scholarship, leadership of key University initiatives, or supporting administrative and technical activities.

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