Angus John Robertson, Principal Fellow in Clinical Illustration, Leeds Dental Institute, has been awarded an MBE for services to healthcare. Angus has been a practising clinical photographer for more than 36 years, and has specialised in dental photography since he joined the University in 1985.
Angus has worked tirelessly on behalf of the Institute of Medical Illustrators (IMI) and the profession. He served as Honorary Secretary for more than 17 years before becoming Chairman in 2007, and was made a Fellow in 2001 and an Honorary Fellow in 2009.
In 1993, IMI awarded him its most prestigious award, the Norman K Harrison Gold Medal. He has also been a Director of the Committee for the Accreditation of Medical Illustration Practitioners since 1991 and was elected Chairman of the National Board of Registration of Medical Illustrators in 1996 and in 2007.
Angus said: “I’m still recovering from the shock of opening the envelope, but am absolutely delighted that my peers consider me in such a way that I was put forward for this honour.”
Professor Martin Conway, Director of the Institute of Psychological Sciences, has been invited to be one of the Psychology representatives on the Economic and Social Research Council Research Committee. “I’m very much looking forward to joining the committee,” said Martin. “It will be hugely interesting to access all the grant applications. I’ll also be involved in policy formation – in particular, I’m going to be reviewing the current support offered to early year researchers and how this can be improved.”
The European Union has announced that Professor Alastair Hay of the Molecular Epidemiology Unit, Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics, has been appointed as a member of the Scientific Committee for Occupational Exposure Limits to Chemical Agents. He has also been asked by the Department of Energy & Climate Change to serve a further term on the Chemical Weapons Convention National Authority Advisory Committee (NAAC).
Dr Gabrielle Lynch, School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), has been elected to the council of the African Studies Association of the United Kingdom (ASAUK). ASAUK is the national subject association for Africanists within the academic community.
Its mission is to advance African Studies, facilitate the interchange of information, research and ideas in this field and coordinate activities by and between people and institutions concerned with the study of Africa. www.asauk.net/
Simon Warner, School of Music, gave a talk at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London entitled Mapping the Beat: Rock, Literature and the Counterculture. The lecture explored the relationship between popular musicians and Beat Generation writers. The presentation
formed part of the gallery’s Contextual Lecture Series 2009-10, That Was The Sixties That Was: 1957-1969.
The ESRC has awarded a grade of ‘Outstanding’ to Professor Duncan McCargo School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), for his research project ‘Interpreting Political Violence in the Thai South’. The grade indicates a project has fully met its objectives and has provided an exceptional research contribution. The end of award report is publicly available on www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/index.aspx
Assessment & Learning in Practice Settings (ALPS) received a prestigious award at the mobile learning industry’s Handheld Learning Awards for Innovation.
Attended by more than 1,500 international delegates, the Conference is the world’s leading event about learning assisted by mobile technologies. ALPS, based in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, won the ‘Best Innovation’ Award in the Tertiary, Further Education and Higher Education category. Via a mobile device, ALPS has provided over 900 students and staff with secure access to IT systems and network coverage.
The mobile users, including students from nursing, medicine, radiology, and dentistry at the University, are able to create and securely store work whilst out on clinical placements, and keep in touch with their academic tutors and peers.
Congratulations to the Leeds Marmots, four Leeds undergraduates who made it to the final of the nPower Future Leaders Challenge. The environmentally-themed competition saw the Marmots visit schools to talk about sustainability, local sourcing and eating seasonable produce: they produced a cookbook, a website – www.carboncuttingcooking.com – and involved children in cooking and thinking about nutrition.
“Overall, it was a very positive experience for the team, even though they narrowly missed out on the first prize. We’re extremely proud of them and their achievement,” said Professor Stephen Scott, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Students & Staff).
Linguistics student Claire Cashmore won two gold medals in new world record times at the IPC World Short-Course Swimming Championships. Claire won the 100m individual medley, setting a time of 1min 11.83 seconds, and also won silver medals in 100m breaststroke SB8 and 200m individual medley SM9. She joined the 34-point 4x100m relay squad to win gold in a new world record of 4mins 56.23 seconds.
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