Awards and appointments
Professor John O’Keefe, Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits & Behaviour at UCL, has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain - an ‘inner GPS’ - that enables us to orient ourselves.
Dr Steve Cross (UCL Public Engagement) has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the British Science Association (BSA). The fellowships are awarded to people who have made an outstanding contribution to promoting science, or who have engaged and inspired people directly through science.
Professor Nigel Titchener-Hooker (UCL Biochemical Engineering) has been awarded the 2014 Danckwerts award, and will give the 2014 Danckwerts lecture.
Professor Polina Bayvel (UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering) has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of South Wales.
Professor Michael Arthur (UCL President & Provost) has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Leeds, where he was previously Vice-Chancellor.
Professor Tamar Garb (UCL History of Art) and Professor Patrick Haggard (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) have been made fellows of the British Academy.
Professor Cyprian Broodbank (UCL Institute of Archaeology) has been awarded the Wolfson Foundation History Prize for his book on 'The Making of The Middle Sea'.
John Braime (UCLU Volunteering Services Department) has won the National Student Volunteering life time achievement award, awarded to the staff member who has continued to make an outstanding contribution to levels and/or standards of volunteering within the HE/FE volunteering sector for a long period of time.
Professors Sarah Tabrizi (UCL Institute of Neurology), Cathy Price (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience), Adrienne Flanagan (UCL Cancer Institute) and Peter Fonagy (UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences) have been elected to Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences
Professors Rachel McKendry and Steve
Bramwell (London Centre for Nanotechnology) have been awarded Royal Society Wolfson
Research Merit Awards.
Professor John Tasioulas (UCL Laws) has been awarded a Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard University.
Dr Itiel Dror (UCL Security & Crime Science) has been awarded the ABP (Association for Business Psychology) 2014 Annual Award for 'Excellence in Training' for his work in improving decision making and reducing bias in expert domains. He has also received the Chairman's Award. The purpose of the Awards is to recognise excellence in business psychology.
Professor Gareth Williams (UCL Cancer Institute) has been elected as Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.
Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology) who has been awarded the Dan David
Prize for his work on the amyloid gene encoding the amyloid precursor
protein (APP) which plays a key role in neurodegeneration associated with
Alzheimer’s disease. This is an international award that recognises excellence.
Professor David Dobson (UCL Earth Sciences) has been elected the recipient of a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award. This award is conferred in recognition of lifetime achievements in research.
Professor Jonathan A Ledermann (UCL Cancer Institute) who has been awarded the Columbia Hospital for Women's Research Award
Professor Nicola Robertson (UCL Institute for Women's Health) who has been presented with a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
Professor Sir Richard Blundell (UCL Economics) was knighted in the 2014 New Year’s Honours list for services to Economics and Social Science.
List of other UCL alumni, former staff and honorary degree holders represented in this year’s New Year’s Honours list.
Dr Michal Malecki (UCL Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment) who was awarded a Newton International Fellowship. The Fellowships are part of a government initiative to ensure that the UK engages with the world’s most promising academics.
Professor Mohan Edirisinghe (UCL Mechanical Engineering) has won a Royal Society Brian Mercer Feasibility Award for his work on Template-assisted Electrohydrodynamic Atomisation (TAEA) Patterning of Bioactive Materials on Curved Metallic Substrates.
Professor Helene Joffe (UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences) has been awarded the Lloyds of London Science of Risk prize for 2013, and was also the category winner for Behavioural Risk.
Dr Stephen Montgomery (UCL Research Department of Genetics, Evolution & Environment) has been awarded the 2013 UK Scopus Young Researcher Award for Biochemistry, Genetics & Molecular Biology. The Awards aim to recognise and reward the talent, knowledge and expertise of young researchers in the UK in a variety of disciplines
Professor Kevin Taylor (UCL School of Pharmacy) has been appointed Chair of the British Pharmacopoeia Commission. The BP is responsible for setting official standards for medicines and their ingredients in the UK and many Commonwealth Countries.
Professor Chris Brewin (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) has received the Robert S. Laufer Memorial Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement, presented by the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies.
Martin John Callanan (UCL Slade School of Fine Art) has been awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize 2013 for Performing and Visual Arts. The prizes recognise the achievements of researchers at an early stage of their career.