Staff across the University were thanked for their contribution at the Celebrating Success Awards Ceremony last night at the Liverpool Guild of Students.
Hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, more than 200 staff attended the event where Jim Hancock, former BBC Political Editor revealed the winners.
The awards recognise, celebrate and promote excellence by academic, professional service and support staff across the university in the following categories:
Outstanding Early Career Researcher:
Dr Christine Schwöbel-Patel, School of Law and Social Justice
Apprentice of the Year:
Sean Melia, Arts and Heritage Collection, Victoria Gallery and Museum
Outstanding Contribution to Research Impact
Dr Supriya Garikipati, The University of Liverpool Management School
Excelling at Innovation:
The HIV Website Team, Department of Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology (Sara Gibbons, Professor David Back, Professor Saye Khoo, Justin Chiong, Catia Marzolini, Fiona Marra)
Individual winner: Dr Barry King, Department of Physics
Team winner: The Assessment and Policy Team, University of Liverpool Management School
(Paula Ferrington, Leon Bedeau, Luc Bostock, Luke Dowdall, Will Gordon, Dave Horne, Mary Jlassi, Tom Lloyd, Julie Reddy, Nicola Wood, Joanne Warbrooke)
Joint winners: Dr Jo Cummerson and Professor Tom Solomon, Institute of Infection and Global Health
Good Practice in Equality:
Individual winner: Dr Andy Heath, School of Environmental Sciences
Team winner: The Disability, Diversity & Equality Working Group, School of Health Sciences
Individual winner: Dr Sarah Peverley, Department of English
Team winner: The Pro Bono team, School of Law and Social Justice
Outstanding Contribution to Research Environment
Joint winners: Dr Christiane Hertz-Fowler, Institute of Integrative Biology and Martina Savio, Research Support Office
Enhancing University Life:
Individual winner: Carol Bolton, Human Resources
Team winner: Fitness Team, Sport Liverpool (Peter Grugel, Adam Joseph, Sean Doyle, Cat McNally, Lindsey McKenna, Megan Deane, Lisa Tanner, Emma Swinney, David Eccles, Carl Serjeant)
Evans Memorial Prize
Staff winner: Debbie Prescott, School of Medicine
Student winners: John McInally, Languages and Catherine Whitehall, Music
Alan Beeston Award
Dr Daniel Holden, Department of Chemistry
David Ellams Award
Siân Winston, Marketing and Communications
Sir Alastair Pilkington Award for Teaching and Learning
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences: Siân Walley, School of Dentistry
Faculty of Science and Engineering: The Civil Engineering Design Project Team ( Professor Ahmed Elsheikh, Dr Zhongwei Guan, Dr Steve Jones)
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences: Dr Alex Balch, Department of Politics
The ceremony also saw long service staff who have worked for the University for 40 and 25 years honoured for their contribution, who together have accumulated over 1,300 years’ service.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Howard Newby, said: “We are privileged to have such talented, innovative and motivated staff, who make all the difference to our students, our research partners and other stakeholders. Great staff achieve great things and I would like to thank you personally for your contributions.”
Award winners included Dr Supriya Garikipati, Outstanding Contribution to Research Impact, who used her research into microfinance in rural India to successfully lobby government and industry practitioners to improve policy and practices surrounding loan disbursement to poor rural women. Her research has impacted the lives of 500,000 women each year in some of the most deprived communities in India.
Professor Tom Solomon and Dr Jo Cummerson, Joint winners of the Inspirational Leadership Award said they were “thrilled and honoured to receive the award.”
The evening culminated in the Vice-Chancellor thanking staff for their contributions to making the University the place it is today.