Celebrate Our Staff – January 2019

Here we celebrate our colleagues’ achievements across the University this past month.

From left to right: Ian Crawshaw (Security Services), Dr Tim Peakman, Travis Welsh, Suzzi Garnett (SPA), Lucy Stuart (representing Romain Cames, Sustainability), Sir Alan Langlands, David Wilford (Security Services)

Spotlight awards winners 2018 January 2019

Commercial and Campus Support Services staff were recognised at the annual Spotlight Awards for their exceptional work. The winners were:

Suzzi Garnett, Sport Volunteering Officer, who won the Innovative and Creative title. The award is for the person who has come up with the most innovative idea in Commercial and Campus Support Services, or who has ensured the service is always seeking new improvements and ideas.

Suzzi said: “I am delighted to be recognised by my colleagues in the Spotlight Awards – having only been at the University for just over a year, in a new role, it is great to know I am on the right track and that my work is having an impact. It’s also great to have recognition for the huge amount of volunteering our students do in sport on campus and in the local community. I believe that your time is the best thing you can give and these students consistently make me feel proud.”

Mike Kennedy, John Haigh, Travis Welsh, Ian Crawshaw, and Willow, from Security Services – Team C (Security Services) won the Trust and Respect title. The award is for a great person, or team, you can always trust and rely on and who always shows respect to everyone they deal with.

Mike, John, Travis and Ian said: “Our unit’s strength comes from its teamwork and collaboration – wonderful things can be achieved, as shown by this award.”

Of his award, Willow the dog said: “Sniff, sniff, ruff, ruff!”

David Wilford, Security Officer, won the Helpful and Supportive title. The award is for the person, or team, supporting customers by delivering an excellent service experience.

Romain Cames, Sustainability Bike Hub Co-ordinator, won the Friendly, Fun and Positive Attitude title. The award is for the person, or team, always bringing fun to others at work and who demonstrates a positive attitude in all they do.

Romain said: “It was quite a surprise, to be frank, and I am thrilled to have received this award – but this truly should highlight the hard work of the Bike Hub staff and volunteers and the Sustainability Service, as well as the Hub’s partners at the University and at Leeds Beckett University.

“This year, the Hub is celebrating its 10th anniversary, so I would simply like to add a warm thank you to everyone who is, and has been, involved in making the Hub a welcoming and valuable part of campus life.”

Read more about the 2018 Spotlight Awards winners.

Jane Campbell January 2019

Jane Campbell, Head of Student Careers, has been appointed as a board director in the Institute of Student Employers (ISE). ISE is an employer-led organisation supporting professionals in recruiting and developing student talent.

Jane said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the ISE board. The ISE is the leading voice for student employers. I look forward to helping develop the organisation and support its vision of maximising the success of every business by full access to student talent.”

Dr Jim Brogden January 2019

Dr Jim Brogden, Lecturer in Film and Photography at the School of Media and Communication, has been made a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). The RSA membership panel valued his contribution to the critical re-evaluation of the urban landscape and forms of memory.

Dr Brogden said: “I’m very excited to be joining the RSA Fellowship during a period in which it extends its worldwide presence and impact through RSA Global – an initiative that situates creativity as the driving force for individual, organisational and societal change around the world.”

Read more about Dr Brogden’s fellowship

Dr Ingo Cornils January 2019

Dr Ingo Cornils, from the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, has been promoted to Chair in German Studies for his exceptional achievements in research, teaching and leadership, in German and in the University.

Dr Cornils said: “I am delighted with this distinction and recognition of my contribution. It demonstrates that here at Leeds you can have a head for research and a heart for student education.”

Dr Kate Marks January 2019

Dr Kate Marks, Visiting Clinical Research Fellow at the Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's, won the Post-Doctoral Plenary Competition at the Academy of Medical Sciences’ Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference (CATAC) with a presentation of her research titled 'An assessment of the mutation rate of normal colorectal epithelium in patients with cancer compared to patients without'.

Dr Marks said: “I was thrilled to win and was very grateful for the opportunity to present my work there.”

Professor Stuart Egginton (COS) January 2019

Professor Stuart Egginton, Chair in Exercise Sciences from the School of Biomedical Sciences, co-authored a research paper titled ‘A Solution to Nature’s Haemoglobin Knockout’ that has received the Outstanding Paper Prize 2018 from the Journal of Experimental Biology. The announcement comes in Professor Egginton’s 30th year of polar research.

Professor Egginton said: “Conducting research in remote areas is always challenging but very rewarding, both in terms of knowledge gained about unique biology and also the essential collaborations involved. The latest expedition involved a dozen individuals from four countries, and this award recognises the value of teamwork.”

Read more about Professor Egginton's work and other recent successes.

Professor David Hodgson January 2019

Professor David Hodgson, Professor of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy at the School of Earth and Environment, has been awarded the British Sedimentological Research Group (BSRG) Perce Allen Award. The award recognises a substantial body of research in any field of sedimentology. Professor Hodgson currently co-leads the Stratigraphy Research group. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal Frontiers in Earth Science: Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Diagenesis.

Professor Hodgson said: “It is a real honour to receive the Perce Allen award, given the careers and contributions of previous awardees. As with all awards, this is not down to an individual, but rather reflects successful research collaborations with many colleagues and former members of the Stratigraphy Group.”

Read more about Professor Hodgson’s award

Dr Una Adderley and Kathryn Waldegrave January 2019

Dr Una Adderley and Kathryn Waldegrave, from the School of Healthcare, have been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse. The Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) recognises individual community nurses who demonstrate a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice. Dr Adderley and Kathryn join Professor Gretl McHugh, who is a QNI Fellow, to strengthen the School's relationship with the influential organisation.

Dr Adderley and Kathryn said: “Queen’s Nurses lead and inspire others by promoting the role of community nursing through education, research and clinical practice. Being selected for this award and being granted the title of Queen’s Nurse is both an honour and a reflection of our commitment to this area of nursing. We are both delighted to have been recognised by the Queen’s Nursing Institute.”

Read more about Dr Adderley’s and Kathryn’s award.

Dr Timothy Craig January 2019

Dr Timothy Craig, Royal Society University Research Fellow at the School of Earth and Environment, has been awarded the 2019 Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) Geophysics Winton Capital Prize. The award recognises geophysical research by a UK-based post-doctoral fellow, whose career has shown the most promising development.

Dr Craig said: “I am honoured to have been awarded this prize, particularly as it recognises the broad range of problems and complimentary approaches involved in my work."

Read more about Dr Craig’s award.

Dr Raoul Guiazon January 2019

Dr Raoul Guiazon, Research Fellow at the School of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded the UK Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for his research project ‘Protecting the Internet of Things (IoT)’. The Fellowship, which is offered by the Government Office for Science, supports cutting-edge developments in topics relevant to the intelligence community. His project will focus on detecting unusual behaviour in IoT networks, particularly spoofing attacks where a malicious device masquerades as a legitimate one.

Read more about Dr Guiazon’s award.

Please contact Internal Communications if you or one of your colleagues would like to appear in this monthly feature. This is open to all staff – professional and academic.

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