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Chancellor’s Award winners

The University has honoured three members of staff for their contribution to teaching and research.

catherine heymans

Dr Catherine Heymans, Professor Agata Smoktunowicz and Professor Helen Cameron received 2013 Chancellor’s Awards at a gala dinner held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The Chancellor’s Awards are presented in three categories: Rising Star, Research and Teaching.

Great potential

Dr Catherine Heymans, a lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy, is the winner of the Rising Star Award.

The award honours an early-career academic who has demonstrated great potential in their field of work.

Dr Heymans is internationally renowned for her work in the area of cosmological gravitational lensing and has become a major presence in leading cosmological survey projects worldwide.

Research excellence

The Research Award was made to the School of Mathematics’ Professor Agata Smoktunowicz, recognising her groundbreaking work in resolving outstanding problems in non-commutative algebra.

Innovative teaching

The winner of the Teaching Award is Professor Helen Cameron, Director of the Centre for Medical Education in the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine.

She was honoured for her contribution to transforming the education of medical students in Edinburgh, Europe and Africa.

The Centre for Medical Education develops the Bachelor of Medicine degree and has built an academic profile supervising higher degrees for clinical educators.

It delivers the successful Edinburgh Summer School and MSc in Clinical Education and creates faculty training for tutors across the South East of Scotland.