Winners 2013

Congratulations to all Vice-Chancellor’s Awards winners and the highly commended staff!

Colleague of the Year

John MurphyWinner in 2013: Mr John Murphy - Web Content Officer, Communications and Marketing

Highly commended: Mrs Debbie Davies - Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing, School of Health and Social Work. The Wellbeing Group. Ms Sophia Daniel - Deputy General Manager, Department of Estates, Hospitality and Contract Services

About the award: Awarded to a member of staff who has markedly and consistently enhanced the wellbeing of other staff in the University through their enjoyment in work and through their promotion of a culture of mutual respect and confidence

Outstanding service

Anne AustinWinner in 2013: Mrs Anne Austin - Assistant Registrar (Exams & Awards), Academic Registry

Highly commended: Mr Peter Brownhill - Principal Technical Officer, School of Creative Arts. Mrs Lorraine Nicholls - Research Student Administrator, Academic Registry. Ms Andrea Reid - Senior Technical Officer, School of Life and Medical Sciences

About the award: Awarded to a member of staff or team who have through outstanding service ensured a rewarding experience for those working for, visiting, working with, or engaging with the University

Excellence in the Advancement of Student Experience and Graduate Success

Dr Howard AshWinner in 2013:Dr Howard Ash - Senior Lecturer in Automotive Engineering,
School of Engineering and Technology

Highly commended: Ms Sarah Flynn - Principal Lecturer, Work Based Learning
Learning and Technology Institute, Academic Registry. Mr Joerg Schulz - Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Department of Psychology, School of Life and Medical Sciences

About the award: Awarded to a member of staff or team of staff who have shown outstanding achievement in respect of one or more of the following: Inspirational and innovative curricula and/or pedagogy, fostering employability, developing enterprise and entrepreneurship, embedding sustainability, promoting community engagement, engendering international and multicultural understanding

Excellence in Research

Dr Farshi AmirabdollahianWinner in 2013: Dr Farshid Amirabdollahian - Senior Lecturer in Adaptive Systems, School of Computer Science

Highly commended: Professor Marc Brown - Chair in Pharmaceutics,
Head of Centre for Topical Drug Delivery and Toxicology Research, School of Life and Medical Sciences. The Health Behaviour on School-Aged Children Team.

About the award: Awarded to a member of staff or team who have undertaken innovative or creative research which supports engagement with business, the professions and partner organisations through one or more of the following: Undertaking and exploiting new research, creating new knowledge that is disseminated, transferred, applied and impactful, knowledge exchange and technology transfer, achieving international standing in key research areas, shaping policy agendas

Excellence in Engagement with Business and the Professions

Lynne StevensWinner in 2013: Mrs Lynne Stevens - Corporate Development Manager, Business School

Highly commended: Mrs Lesley Bodman - Administrator (Learning and Teaching), Learning and Teaching Institute, Academic Registry. The Pre-Registration Nursing Team

About the award: Awarded to a member of staff or team who have undertaken innovative or creative engagement with business and the professions through one or more of the following: Delivering accessible work-based education to employees, proactive engagement with employees to develop their higher level skills, working with employers and partner institutions to meet the skills needs of regional businesses and professions, supporting lifelong learning among graduates and clients of the University

Excellence in Community Engagement

Lynsay EvansWinner in 2013: Ms Lynsay Evans - Administration and Events Officer, Herts Sports Partnership

Highly commended: Mrs Nicky Shevlane - Senior Lecturer, Department of Marketing and Enterprise, Business School. Miss Amanda Spate - Undergraduate Admissions Tutor, School of Law

About the award: Awarded to a member of staff or team who have undertaken innovative or creative, sustained and significant engagement on behalf of the University with the local or regional community through one or more of the following: Raising educational aspirations, promoting positive community relations, fostering social inclusion, engaging in community activities in social and economic sustainability, volunteering, sports or the arts.

Excellence in International Engagement

Rikke DuusWinner in 2013: Ms Rikke Duus - Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Department of Marketing and Enterprise, Business School

Highly Commended: Ms Angela Holland - Head of Department, Department of Psychology, School of Life and Medical Sciences. The Short Course Team for Core Competence in Medical Practice

About the award: Awarded to a member of staff or team of staff who have undertaken innovative or creative engagement with International and European Partners through one or more of the following: Creating international partnerships to deliver new courses, collaborative research knowledge exchange and research projects, business diagnostics, consultancy and solutions

Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Mariana LilleyWinner in 2013:Dr Mariana Lilley - Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, School of Computer Science

Highly Commended: Dr Helen Barefoot - Deputy Head of the Learning and Teaching Institute, Academic Registry. Dr Anthony Herbland - Educational Technologist, School of Health and Social Work

About the award: Awarded to the member of staff who provides a transformative learning experience for their students and inspires and supports their colleagues in the development of their teaching practice through one or more of the following: Using innovative learning, teaching and assessment activities which engage and motivate students, creating an inclusive learning environment that respects and supports diverse talents, working in partnership with students in the enhancement of their learning experience, evaluating and disseminating their approaches to learning, teaching and assessment, inspiring and supporting colleagues to reflect on and develop their learning, teaching and assessment practice

Excellence in Partnerships with Others

Conference Hertfordshire Events TeamWinner in 2013: The Conference Hertfordshire Events Team

Highly commended: Mr Howard Berry - Senior Lecturer in Film and Television,
School of Creative Arts. The Facilities Team

Tutor of the Year (Student choice)

Kevin RogersWinner in 2013: Mr Kevin Rogers - Senior Lecturer in Law, School of Law

Highly commended: Dr Allan Jepson - Senior Lecturer in Event Management,
Department of Marketing and Enterprise, Business School. Dr Mariana Lilley -
Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, School of Computer Science

About the award: A member of staff who has: Demonstrated outstanding commitment and achievement, provided excellence in inspirational teaching

 

Employee of the Year (Student choice)

Dr Peter BrownhillWinner in 2013: Peter Brownhill - Principal Technical Officer, School of Creative Arts

Highly commended: Mr Mark Edgar - Mental Wellbeing Advisor, Office of the Dean of Students. Ms Geraldine Ward - Deputy Dean of Students, Office of the Dean of Students

About the award: A member of the non-academic staff who has: Demonstrated outstanding commitment and achievement, provided excellence in service in support of students

The Environmental team of the year

The Fielder Centre teamWinner in 2013: The Fielder Centre

About the award: This award will be made by the Centre for Sustainable Communities and is closely linked to the Green Impact Scheme. It will be made to the team who has most improved their local working environment and best supported the University's commitment to continual environmental improvement.

Alumnus of the year

Alistair Spalding CBEWinner in 2013: Alistair Spalding CBE