Celebrating our colleagues – 15 March

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


Professor John Devaney, Centenary Chair of Social Work, has been appointed a Fellow of the Joint University Council (JUC). This recognises John’s contribution to social work education and research, and furthering the aims of the JUC in developing the social work discipline across the UK through his long association with the body.


Petros Bouras-Vallianatos, Wellcome Lecturer in History of Medicine in the School of History, Classics & Archaeology, has been awarded the 2021 Book Prize for Young Historians by the International Academy of the History of Science. The prize recognises the best first monograph of a young historian on any topic of any period in the wider area of history of science.


Didier Devaurs, Cross-disciplinary Fellow at the Institute of Genetics and Cancer, and Dr Laura Glendinning, Research Fellow at the Roslin Institute, have both been awarded the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA) prize for outstanding early career scientists. The SULSA awards are given to outstanding early career scientists whose work shows excellent potential to make an impact in the field of life sciences. It includes a fully-funded tour of three Scottish universities where the awardee will deliver a seminar and meet with staff to raise their profile around Scotland, and develop their independent networks.


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