University of Leeds Teaching Awards 2022 winners

Winners have been announced for the University of Leeds Teaching Awards 2022.

Logo for University of Leeds Teaching Awards 2022

The awards celebrate excellent practice in student education, as well as the work and innovation of colleagues to deliver high-quality teaching and learning at Leeds.

Applications were received from across the University before being reviewed by a panel to determine the winners for each award.  

Judges were overwhelmed by the high quality of applications across each category, and by the significant impact demonstrated in enhancing student education and providing transformative learning experiences.  

Professor Jeff Grabill, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Education, said: “The University of Leeds Teaching Awards recognise excellence in student education at Leeds. This year, as we adjust to life post-pandemic and engage with significant curriculum development work, the awards truly help us celebrate the extraordinary contributions made by staff across the institution. As in previous years, we received a great range of high-quality applications. I am delighted to read and hear about the fantastic work of my colleagues and wholeheartedly congratulate them.”

Each of our winners receives a cash award to support professional development or scholarship, a certificate of recognition and an invitation to a celebratory event which will take place in September. 

A full list of winners appear below, which you can find out more about by exploring profiles of the winners on the Student Education Development website. 


Sustained Excellence  

  • Dr Judith Hanks (School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences) 
  • Dr Nimesh Mistry (School of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences) 
  • Dr Suzanne Young (School of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences) 

Early Career Excellence 

  • Dr Leah Henrickson (School of Media and Communication, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures) 
  • Dr Madeleine Pownall (School of Psychology, Faculty of Medicine and Health) 
  • Dr Martin Ward (School of Languages, Cultures, and Societies, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures)

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