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Our Distinguished Achievement Award winners for 2024

09 Jul 2024

Announcing the winners of the 2024 Distinguished Achievement Awards

Distinguished Achievement Awards 2024

Each year, the President and Vice-Chancellor invites nominations for the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Awards.

Taking place on Thursday, 4 July, the President and Vice-Chancellor Nancy Rothwell, Registrar, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, Patrick Hackett, Professor April McMahon, Vice-President for Teaching, Learning and Students, and Colette Fagan, Vice President for Research, presented the winners with their awards in Whitworth Hall.

Distinguished Achievement Awards recognise staff and students who have made outstanding contributions in one of the following categories: Researcher, Postgraduate Researcher, Teacher, Undergraduate Student, or as a member or team from the Professional Services or the Cultural Institutions.

The winners are chosen for their outstanding performances and significant contributions to the University.

Ahead of the award presentations, Nancy Rothwell said: “The Distinguished Achievement Awards are a key part of the University’s continuing drive to be a people-centred institution, one where contribution is recognised and successes acclaimed.

“I must say that I never fail to be astounded by the quality of the achievements and by both the depth and breadth of activities in which our winners engage.”

Here are the winners of the 2024 Distinguished Achievement Awards:

Professional Services and Cultural Institutions award winners

Team Winners:

Large team: Raiser’s Edge Restore Project Team

Small team: Campus Support and Security Team

Individual Award Winners:

Emma Richardson, Success, Volunteering and Awards Officer

Nusrat Ahmed, Lead Curator – South Asia Gallery

Christopher Kitchen, Doctoral Services Administrator (Educational & Child Psychology)

Researchers of the Year

Professor Anthony Green, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Professor Rob Ford, Faculty of Humanities

Professor Qing-Jun Meng, Faculty of Biology, Medicine, and Health

Postgraduate Research Students of the Year

Dr Elliott Sutton, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Dr Henriette Pleiger, Faculty of Humanities

Dr Hannah Cross, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Undergraduate Students of the Year

Jasmine Hewitt, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Lida Koutsou, Faculty of Humanities

Hithin Noble, Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health

Teachers of the Year

Dr James Brooks, Faculty of Engineering

Reza Salehnejad, Faculty of Humanities

Dr Annie Pye, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Watch the 2024 Distinguished Achievement Awards ceremony