Celebrating our colleagues – 1 February

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Each fortnight, Bulletin highlights and celebrates the latest prizes awarded to our fellow staff members. Congratulations to all involved.


Cole Bendall, Music Teaching Fellow and Course Organiser in the Centre for Open Learning and Edinburgh College of Art, has been shortlisted as one of only 12 participants internationally to attend a masterclass to develop his conducting technique and professional skill set with a leading international conductor.


Dr Stuart Dunmore, Teaching Fellow in the School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures, has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship by the Royal Society of Edinburgh to undertake a visiting appointment at Harvard University.


Professor Rachel Muers has been appointed as the first female Chair of Divinity. The Chair of Divinity is the oldest one in the University, going back to 1620. The holder provides intellectual and academic leadership in the area of theology and ethics, contributing to the School’s programme of research, knowledge exchange, teaching and administration.


Dr George Palattiyil, Head of Social Work in the School of Social & Political Science, has joined a new expert committee for the Uganda National Academy of Sciences, to advise on the country’s equitable and inclusive development.


Dr Philip Rathgeb, Lecturer in Social Policy in the School of Social & Political Science, has been jointly awarded the Kurt Rothschild Prize for Economic Research and Journalism, for his work on labour politics in the EU, from the Euro crisis to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Please get in touch with us to let us know about any awards you or your colleagues have received. You can email us at bulletin@ed.ac.uk