Celebrating our colleagues – 3 May

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

Dr Jessica Martin, Senior Lecturer in Physiology and Animal Welfare in the Roslin Institute and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, has been named Early Career Researcher of the Year by the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW). The UFAW prize, which recognises the achievements of early career scientists who have made significant contributions to improving the welfare of animals, has been jointly awarded to Dr Martin and Dr Nienke van Staaveren from the University of Guelph, Canada, in recognition of their impactful work and breadth of experience covering a range of species and topics.

Dr Joanna Sadler, BBSRC Discovery Fellow in Biotechnology in the School of Biological Sciences, is one of seven winners of The British Science Association’s (BSA) prestigious  Award Lecture series  for 2022. The Award Lecturers are a cohort of top early career researchers, based in the UK, who are recognised  for their cutting-edge work and commitment to public engagement efforts.

Professor Richard Thomson, Professor in History of Art has been appointed Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Art et des Lettres at the Consulate General of France in Edinburgh. This most prestigious of awards by the French government is granted in recognition of a very significant contribution to the arts, literature, or the propagation of these fields.

Dr Stephen Wallace, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Biotechnology in the School of Biological Sciences, is the recipient of the Colworth Medal in the annual Biochemical Society Awards. Each year, the Biochemical Society presents a series of prestigious awards that recognise excellence and achievement in both specific and general fields of science. Stephen is one of twelve eminent bioscientists and exceptional early career researchers whose work has been acknowledged in the annual awards.

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