Liverpool researchers receive prestigious awards

Dr Anthony Sinclair has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship

Two Liverpool academics will receive prestigious awards in recognition of their contributions to research and teaching.

Dr Anthony Sinclair from the School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, will receive a National Teaching Fellowship, for his role in establishing scholarly approaches to the teaching of archaeology.  Biologist, Professor Brian Moss will be awarded the Institute of Ecology and Environment Management’s (IEEM) Medal for his lifelong contribution to the study of freshwater ecology.

Dr Sinclair was instrumental in bringing the Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology to Liverpool.  The Centre, part of the Higher Education Academy, aims to provide support and development for learning and teaching all three subjects.

The teaching fellowship award winners were chosen from nearly 200 nominations submitted by higher education institutions across England and Northern Ireland, and will each receive an award of £10,000.  Dr Sinclair will receive his award at a ceremony in London in September.

Professor Moss is one of the most influential freshwater ecologists in Europe and an international specialist in shallow-lake ecology.  He has developed an extensive experimental pond system which assesses the processes of ‘pond warming’.  He is currently President of the International Society for Limnology.

The IEEM Medal is awarded in recognition of a distinguished contribution to the development, profile and influence of ecology and environmental management. Professor Moss will receive his award in London later this month.

Notes to editors:

1.  The University of Liverpool is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive institutions in the UK. It attracts collaborative and contract research commissions from a wide range of national and international organisations valued at more than £98 million annually.

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