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Staff Distinctions

Academic Staff:

Professor Richard Bonney (History) has been invited to serve as Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics of Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan in April 2002. 

Dr Alison Goodall (Chemical Pathology):
(a) has been elected to serve as the President of the British Society for Haemostasis and Thrombosis; 
(b) will serve from January 2002 as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Clinical Science;
(c) is a founder member of the organising committee of the UK Platelet Group, organised the 3rd UK Platelet Group 1999 meeting in Leicester, and was the co-organiser of a BSHT-sponsored Summer School on platelets in Oxford in September 2001 and the UK-Japan Platelet Conference in Kyoto in February 2002:
(d) has recently been elected to serve a member of the Committee of the British Atherosclerosis Society, and a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Platelets.

Dr Sarah Hainsworth (Engineering) has been invited to join an International Management Committee to establish a strain scanning instrument at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble. (The ILL is internationally funded and is the world’s most intense neutron source. The instrument will be the first at ILL dedicated solely to measuring strain in materials.)

Dr Janet Harvey (Nuffield Community Care Studies Unit, Epidemiology and Public Health) has been invited to serve as an NHS Non-Executive Director for Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust. 

Dr Laurence Howard (Sub-Dean of the Leicester Warwick Medical School/Pre-Clinical Sciences) has been appointed to the Auld Implementation Programme Board which is charged with the implementation of Lord Justice Auld’s Review of the Criminal Justice System. 

Dr Justin Konje (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) has been elected to the Council of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for a three-year period. He is the first member of the University to serve in this capacity.

Dr David Lambert
(Anaesthesia and Pain Management) has been invited:
(a) to lecture as a Visiting Professor at the Medical School of Hirosaki University, Japan;
(b) to serve as an external examiner for a publicly-defended Ph.D. thesis examination at Lund University, Sweden.

Mr David Pollard (Law) has been promoted by the French Government to the grade of Officier dans L'Ordre de Palmes Académiques for his contribution to the understanding of French culture. 

Professor Ronney Panerai (Division of Medical Physics) has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine.

Professor Richard Rodger (Economic and Social History) has been elected to a six-month Fellowship of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.

Dr Sarah Spurgeon (Engineering) has been presented by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers with a Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Outstanding Leadership as Control Systems Society Chapter Chair during the year 2001.

Professor Anabelle Sreberny
(Centre for Mass Communication Research) has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Dr Nick Tate (Geography) has been offered an honorary post as a Research Fellow at the Ministry of Health in New Zealand.

Dr Ivan Waddington (Centre for Research into Sport and Society, Sociology) has been appointed Visiting Professor at Chester College of Higher Education, a College of the University of Liverpool.

Dr Colin Williams (Geography) has published a paper entitled ‘Acquiring goods and services in lower-income populations: an evaluation of consumer behaviour and preferences’ which has been judged the most outstanding contribution to the 2001 volume of the International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management. He will also be presented with the Literati Club Award for Excellence at a ceremony to be held at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

Dr David Williams (Economic and Social History) has been appointed President of the International Maritime Economic History Association for the period 2002-05 (the Commission is recognised as the leading world body in the subject). A recent special edition of the International Journal of Maritime History was devoted to the re-publication of Dr Williams’ articles and papers in joint celebration of his 60th birthday and his outstanding development to the international development of maritime history.

Student Distinctions:

Mr Kulvinder Sidki
(Advanced Postgraduate, Law) has won a scholarship from the Association of Commonwealth University which will allow him to pursue his legal studies at the Indian Law Institute in New Delhi.

Other Staff Distinctions:

Ms Kate White (Residential and Catering Services) has won the Nicollello Award from Leicester College as the top student of her year in advanced pastry work.

March 2002

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