Staff distinctions, October 2002
(As reported to Senate)
Academic Staff Distinctions:
Dr Jim Broderick (Scarman Centre) has been serving since January 2002
as a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Select Committee on Defence,
advising the Committee during its inquiry into the defence and security of the
UK following the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001.
Professor Terry Brugha (Psychiatry) has been elected Secretary General of
the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology.
Professor David Evans (Medical Physics) has been elected President of the
European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.
Dr Richard Evans (Cell Physiology and Pharmacology) has been awarded
the British Pharmacological Society Novartis Prize for 2002 (the prize is
awarded annually on the basis of published research work and is one of the
major awards offered by the Society). He is also a Frank May Prize Lecturer
this year in the Faculty of Medicine and Biological Sciences.
Dr Robert Fern (Cell Physiology and Pharmacology) has been appointed to
the US Government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) study section. The
committee grades NIH grant awards and is the major source of medical research
funding in the US (and the world).
Professor Peter Furness (Pathology) has been elected to the Council of the
Royal College of Pathologists.
Professor Peter Jackson (Management Centre) has been appointed as an
International Assessor for the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic.
Dr David Lambert (Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management) has been
awarded (as a non-anaesthetist) the Humphrey Davy Medal for services to
Mr Tony Lawson (School of Education) has been re-elected as National
President of the Association for the Teaching of the Social Sciences for a
further three years.
Professor Jean McHale (Law) has been invited to sit on the Interim
Advisory Group (Ethics and Governance) for the UK Biobank Project, which is a
major project funded jointly by the Department of Health, the Wellcome Trust
and the Medical Research Council to create a genetic database of 500,000
people, operational over 20 years).
Professor Dieter Schott (Economic and Social History) has been
appointed to the Council of the International Planning History Society.
Dr Sarah Scott and Dr Marijke van der Veen (School of Archaeology and
Ancient History) have been elected Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of
Professor Lorna Unwin (Centre for Labour Market Studies) has been
invited to become an Honorary Member of the City and Guilds of the London
Institute (a registered charity under Royal Charter) in recognition of her
personal contribution to vocational education, training, and assessment.
Professor Panos Vostanis (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) has been
appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
for four years.
Dr Mike Warrington (Engineering) has been awarded (along with Mr Clive
Jackson, a research student, and Mr B Lunborg, his co-author from Sweden), the
Maxwell Premium of £500 by the Council of the Institution of Electrical
Engineers for their paper ‘Directional diversity of HF signals received over
a high latitude paths and possibility of improved data throughout by means of
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