Three exceptional members of staff have been announced as the 2012 winners of the Principal’s Medals.
Dr Jane Haley, Scientific Manager at Edinburgh Neuroscience, has been awarded the Principal’s Medal for Outstanding Service.
The Principal’s Medal for Service to the Community has been jointly awarded to Sharon Douglas, Administration Assistant for the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility Education Programme and Dee Isaacs, Lecturer in Music at Edinburgh College of Art.
The Principal’s Medal for Outstanding Service rewards staff members who have made a major contribution to the University community.
Dr Haley has won this year’s award in recognition of her leadership at Edinburgh Neuroscience.
Her work has enhanced the University’s reputation in the field of neuroscience locally, nationally and internationally.
Staff or students who make an impactful contribution to the wider community outside the University are considered for the Principal’s Medal for Service to the Community.
This year’s co-recipient, Ms Isaacs, is the lead academic on the successful undergraduate course, Music in the Community.
The popular course offers its students the opportunity to take part in outreach work through their music.
Ms Isaacs has also been responsible for staging major performance projects at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh and the National Museum of Scotland.
Also honoured for her community work was Ms Douglas, who is the co-founder of the Scottish Network for Arthritis in Children.
Through this role, Ms Douglas has made a significant contribution to improving experiences for children and their families affected by juvenile idiopathic arthritis in the UK.
The Principal’s Medals winners will collect the award during the November graduation ceremonies.
This article was published on Oct 29, 2012