Brain Sciences


Faculty staff honoured at the UCL Education Awards 2021

10 June 2021

Congratulations to the six faculty staff who have been recognised at UCL’s annual Education Awards for the outstanding contribution they have made to our learning community.


The Education Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of staff and students, and their contributions to our learning community, through Academic Representative of the Year; UCL Arena/Higher Education Academy Fellowships; UCL Education Awards; and Student Choice Awards.

Among the winners were Natalie Marchant, Senior Research Fellow, (Division of Psychiatry) who received an Award for Outstanding Research Supervision. Dr Marchant holds a Senior Fellowship from the Alzheimer’s Society and is a co-investigator on several UK- and internationally-funded projects that investigate how lifestyle and thinking style can affect brain health in older adults. She is involved in the supervision of four PhD students and a number of MSc students each year.

A student commented: “She not only cares for her students but believes in them, pushing them to their best and encouraging them to be confident about their skills.”

Tim Young, Lecturer (Teaching) at the Queen Square Institute of Neurology, won the ‘Education Success for all’ Provost Education Award for excelling in his role over the last year of Covid-19. He has utilised his own experience in distance learning and passion for teaching to empower both students and educators. His educational reach has extended from important Institutional input with the major new ION Mark sheet to ION-wide recommendations for lecturers. Regionally he played a significant role in preparing critical care educators across London for the Covid-19 ‘second wave’ and built on this with national level contributions of educational tools for trainees via Health Education England.

At a national level, Dr Young has enhanced Advance HE’s support for student participation in the 2021 PTES. Internationally he has shown effective education for large companies and in support of medical schools in developing countries. Finally on a global scale, Dr Young has seized the opportunity to work closely with two global specialist medical societies to ascertain the educational needs of developing nations and then address this with his major current project for non-specialist doctors globally. Moreover, he has fulfilled his doctor’s role for the country against the pandemic, initially at the NHS Nightingale, then performing remote neurology clinics, and most recently as a doctor vaccinator.

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Other faculty members were shortlisted for awards. For the Student Choice category, Danielle D’Lima, Senior Teaching Fellow (PALS) was a runner up the student choice award ‘Award for Inspiring Teaching Delivery’; Linda Taschenberger, Teaching Support (PALS) was a runner up for the Award for Amazing Support Staff; and Danielle D’Lima, Senior Teaching Fellow (PALS) was runner up for the Award for Exceptional Feedback.

In the category Award for Brilliant Research-Based Education Elena Titov, Associate Lecturer (Teaching), (PALS), was a runner up.