figures with connections with the University were mentioned
in the New Year's honours list: Professor Richard Brook,
head of ceramics (1974-88) received a knighthood; Edgar
Newcomb, former University registrar and secretary (1992-94),
received an OBE; Dr Anthony Moyes received an MBE. As
director and then chair of ULIS (now Leeds Innovations
Ltd), he forged links between the University and industry,
was a member of Court and Council and is a Leeds honorary
Jane Francis has been awarded a Polar Medal, one of the
oldest decorations awarded in Britain, for outstanding
achievement and service to British polar research in both
the Arctic and Antarctic.
professor Gerard Hodgkinson has been awarded fellowships
of both the British Psychological Society and the British
Academy of Management in recognition of his work in bringing
the two fields closer together and his pioneering work
in developing a new subfield Ð the psychology of strategic
Christopher Todd has been awarded the 2001 research prize
by the Comite de l'Histoire de la Radiodiffusion for his
book on the radio critic Pierre Descaves.
Chris Peers has been awarded the GL Brown lecture prize
by the Physiological Society, and is funded to deliver
a lecture tour around the UK and Ireland during 2002.
For details of his recent research, see page
Chris Thomas has been awarded the British Ecological Society
president's medal, one of the society's most prestigious
awards, given every two years at the end of each president's
term of office.
title of life fellow has been conferred by Council on
two long-serving members of staff in recognition of their
outstanding service to the University:
Cooper joined the Library in 1971 and became senior assistant
librarian in 1989 until his retirement in 2001. He masterminded
the introduction of the Library's first computer-based
system and was a long-standing AUT officer.
Macdonald made an enormous contribution to medical training
and education and clinical care at a local, regional and
national level both as senior clinical lecturer in anaesthetics,
and as postgraduate dean for medicine in the Northern
and Yorkshire region.