Staff and student distinctions, November 2002
(As reported to Senate)
Professor Brugha (Epidemiology and Public Health) has been elected Secretary General of the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology.
Dr Rob Colls (Economic and Social History) has had his new book Identity of England selected by Melvyn Bragg as his Book of the Year in
Professor Ian Lauder (Dean of the Medical School) has been appointed as an Academic Advisor to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.
Emeritus Professor Ken Pounds (Physics and Astronomy) has been appointed by the Select Committee on Science and Technology as a special advisor for the International Collaboration Inquiry. This will involve giving advice to the Government on a UK position on a European Research Council and on the question of value for money from the framework programme.
Professor Robert Smith (Head of the School of Biological Sciences) has been invited to serve an additional two-year term as a member of the Government’s Advisory Committee on Pesticides and to act as its Deputy Chairman. He has also been invited to become Chairman of the Environmental Panel from January 2003.
Mr Jon Starkey (PhD Engineering) was selected to present his research at a meeting of young engineers in the House of Commons on 9 December 2002. Mr Starkey
displayed details of his research into a new ultra-fast battery charging system for electric vehicles. He
was one of a select band of 140 young people under 35 years of age, chosen from applications across the country and from diverse backgrounds in universities, industry, the public sector and government laboratories. His inclusion will mean that he will be considered for the UK Medal and £500 prize for Excellence in Engineering by a Younger Engineer.
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