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Christina Pagel wins prestigious Harkness Fellowship

Dr Christina Pagel, Reader in UCL’s Clinical Operational Research Unit (CORU) and the UCL Department of Applied Health Research (DAHR), has been awarded a Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice by the Commonwealth Fund. Considered one of the most prestigious in health policy, up to sixteen Harkness Fellowships are awarded each year, of which four are to candidates from the U.K. In the U.K., the Harkness Fellowships are co-sponsored by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and The Health Foundation.

Published: Feb 1, 2016 9:45:42 AM

Excellence Award Winners MAPS 2016

Professor Andrea Sella, Chemistry (Environmental Sustainability) Professor Sella has campaigned to reduce water consumption in his building. Working with colleagues and implementing innovative methods resulted in a reduction in consumption circa 60-75%, which had clear environmental and financial benefits. We were delighted that this scientific approach had been integrated into student learning.

Published: Jan 25, 2016 10:41:59 AM

Two UCL astrophysicists win Royal Astronomical Society awards

Two UCL astrophysicists, Dr Andrew Pontzen and the late Professor Bruce Swinyard (UCL Physics & Astronomy), have been recognised in this year’s Royal Astronomical Society awards. The announcements were made at the Ordinary Meeting of the society held on Friday 8 January 2016. The awards will be made formally at the Society's 2016 National Astronomy Meeting in June.

Published: Jan 20, 2016 11:36:40 AM

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Dr Russell Evans wins Provost's Excellence Award

The Department's Admissions & Examinations Administrator, Dr Russell Evans, has been chosen to receive one of the inaugural Provost’s Excellence Awards. Russell was a winner in the Excellence category of the scheme, which recognises UCL staff showing truly exceptional levels of customer service, by going the extra mile.

Published: Jan 22, 2016 10:32:17 AM

Handbook of Cluster Analysis co-edited and co-written by Dr Christian Hennig published

Chapman & Hall/CRC have published their new Handbook of Cluster Analysis, edited by Christian Hennig, Department of Statistical Science, UCL; Marina Meila, University of Washington; Fionn Murtagh, University of Derby and Goldsmiths University of London, and Roberto Rocci, University of Rome Tor Vergata. Christian Hennig also wrote the chapter on Clustering Strategy and Method Selection and was co-author of four further chapters.

Published: Jan 12, 2016 3:04:22 PM