Awards and Appointments
Awards, appointments, elections and honours
Dr Geraint Jones (UCL Space and Climate Physics) has been selected to exhibit at this year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. His subject is Ice Worlds: The Solid Bodies of the Outer Solar System. It is a highly competitive process and only 1 in 5 are selected. The exhibition is the Society’s most prestigious event of the year and dates back to their Soirees founded in around 1778.
The Bartlett’s Professor of Architecture and Director of Architecture and Design at the Centre Pompidou, Frédéric Migaryou, has been appointed to judge this year’s Mies van der Rohe Award as part of an expert jury consisting of eight individuals chaired by Wiel Arets. The prize is granted every two years to acknowledge and reward quality architectural production in Europe.
Three projects from UCL Digital Humanities have been nominated for the International Digital Humanities Awards 2012:
- (1) Best Digital Humanities Project for public audiences: Transcribe Bentham;
- (2) Best DH visualization or infographic: Quantifying Digital Humanities, an infographic;
- (3) Best Use of DH for Fun: Textal.
Awards, appointments, elections and honours
Professor Sue Atkinson (UCL Epidemiology) has been named as the Joan H Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health at Hunter College, New York. She is the first international fellow, the award recognising her many contributions to the field of public health.
Professor Nigel Titchener-Hooker (UCL Biochemical Engineering) has been awarded the Donal Medal by the Council of the Institute of Chemical Engineers. The medal, awarded for individual contribution to biochemical engineering, is named after a former UCL Ramsay Professor.
Provost's Awards for Public Engagement have been awarded to the following people:
- Deborah Padfield - Public Engager of the Year (Student)
- Charlotte Frearson - Public Engager of the Year (Support Staff)
- Hannah Fry - Public Engager of the Year (Academic/Research staff grade 6 or 7)
- Dr Sara Mole - Public Engager of the Year (Academic/Research staff grade 8+) (shared)
- Professor Sophie Scott - Public Engager of the Year (Academic/Research staff grade 8+) (shared)
- Professor Judith Stephenson - Leadership Prize
For more information about the awards, click here.
Professor Peter Fonagy (UCL Psychoanalysis Centre) has been awarded the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award by the British Psychological Society. The society honoured Professor Fonagy "in recognition of his outstanding research and teaching achievements. His work has transformed the way we understand human attachment and many common and serious mental disorders and his findings have been translated into effective new methods of treatments, transforming clinical practice across the world."
Dr Sonya Crowe (UCL Clinical Operational Research Unit) has been awarded an Improvement Science Fellowship by Health Foundation for "developing original, applied research, which will make a real difference to improving healthcare in the UK and contribute to the knowledge base of the science of improvement."
Professor Uta Frith (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) has been made an honorary Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE). Professor Frith, who is Emiritus Professor in Cognitive Development at UCL, was presented with the honour by David Willetts MP, the Minister for Universities and Science.
The scientific life of Professor Sir Salvador Moncada, Senior Investigator at the Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research at UCL, is to be honoured with the Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine at a ceremony in Hamburg on 3 May 2013.
Since 1990 the Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine has been awarded in recognition of lifetime medical achievements which have largely been completed, and which have already made a major contribution to medical progress.
Together with the symbolic medal of honour, winners are also given control over a scholarship amounting to €30,000 which they may award to an aspiring scientist of their choice.
Professor Karl Friston (Institute of Neurology) was awarded the 2013 Weldon Memorial Prize. The Weldon Memorial Prize is given yearly by the University of Oxford. The prize is awarded to "the person who, in the judgement of the electors, has, in the ten years next preceding the date of the award, published the most noteworthy contribution to the development of mathematical or statistical methods applied to problems in Biology."
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