Staff distinctions, November 2002
(As reported to Senate)
Professor Richard Aldridge (Geology) has been
elected as the new president of the International Palaeontological
Association. He has also been appointed as Guest Professor at the China
University of Geosciences in Wuhan.
Professor John Benyon (Institute of Lifelong Learning) has been
elected an Academician of the Academy of Learned Societies for the
Professor Len Dissado (Engineering) delivered the Whitehead
Lecture at the IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric
Phenomena at Cancun, Mexico in October 2002. This lecture is awarded
annually by the IEEE to a person who has made a substantial contribution
to the conference topic. Professor Dissado also delivered the E O
Forster Memorial Lecture at Eindhoven in June 2001. This honour is
awarded triennially to ‘honour a scientist for his outstanding
contribution to the field of dielectrics’.
Dr Paula Dobrowolski (Educational Development and Support Centre)
has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Disabilities Trust.
Mr George Ferzoco (School of Modern Languages) has been made a
Cavaliere di Celestino (Knight of Celestine) at a conference at the
Centre for Celestine Studies, L’Aquila, Italy, in recognition of his
research on Pope Celestine V. He was also invited to speak on his
Celestine research to the Georgian Academy of Science’s annual meeting
Professor Lin Foxhall (School of Archaeology and Ancient History)
has been invited to join the Leverhulme Research Awards Advisory
Committee. She has also been appointed Chairman of the British School of
Professor Aidan Halligan (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) has been
appointed by the Government as Deputy Chief Medical Officer.
Dr Ian Harris (History) has been awarded the Chandis Security
Fellowship and the Caird Fellowship.
Professor Eilean Hooper-Greenhill (Museum Studies) has been named
by The Independent on Sunday as one of the ten leading people in
the Museum Sector in the UK, as chosen by peers.
Dr Dina Iordanova (History of Art) has been appointed to serve on
the Teaching Committee of the Society of Cinema Studies, an organisation
of film scholars from around the world. She was also one of the 100
world critics selected to identify their ten best films in a September
2002 Sight and Sound critics’ poll for the decade 1990-2000.
Professor Steffen Koenig (Mathematics and Computer Science) has
been appointed Editorial Adviser of the London Mathematical Society, and
will therefore serve on the Editorial Boards of the Bulletin, the
Journal and the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, which
are among the world’s most prestigious periodicals in Mathematics. He
is also the co-ordinator of an EU-funded international network entitled
Algebras and Representations in China and Europe, which involves five
European Universities (in Belgium, Germany and the UK) and four Chinese
elite institutions (Academy of Science, Beijing Normal University,
Tsinghua University and Chinese University of Science and Technology,
Professor Bambos Kyriacou (Genetics) has won a Royal Society Wolfson
Research Merit Award.
Dr John Malpass (Chemistry) has been awarded a DSc by the
University of Birmingham for his research into Synthesis, Shape and
Reactivity of Azacyclic Systems.
Professor Martin Stannard (English) has been elected a Fellow of
the English Association.
Mr Tim Werry and Mr Drew Burdon (PhD Cell Physiology and Pharmacology)
have been awarded Royal Society Travelling Fellowships to undertake
post-doctoral research in Australia.
Mr Andrew Iceton (MBChB 4) has won a prize in rheumatology from the
national charity Arthritis Research Campaign for an essay on