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Chancellor's winners named

The University has honoured four staff members with Chancellor’s Awards for their teaching and research excellence.

The Chancellor, HRH The Princess Royal, presents Dr Elizabeth Bomberg with her award

Dr Elizabeth Bomberg, Professor Margaret Frame, Professor Jo Shaw and Dr Nicholas Mills were congratulated by the Chancellor, HRH The Princess Royal, at a gala dinner held at the Palace of Holyrood House.

Established in 2003, the Chancellor’s Awards reward staff in three categories for their outstanding contributions.

The quality of our staff and what they achieve is outstanding, making it extremely difficult to select winners. This year, those put forward excelled in a wide range of disciplines and those receiving awards represent the amazing talents of our academic staff.
Professor Mary BownesSenior Vice-Principal External Relations, and Chancellor’s Awards Panel Chair

Innovative teaching

The Award for Teaching was given to Dr Elizabeth Bomberg from the School of Social & Political Science.

She is Senior Lecturer, Deputy Head of Subject and Senior Personal Tutor for Politics & International Relations.

Dr Bomberg won the 2014 Political Studies Association Bernard Crick Award for Outstanding Teaching, received a 2012-13 Principal's Teaching Award Scheme grant, and has won once and been nominated five times for a EUSA Teaching Award.

Research excellence

This year two staff members received an Award for Research: Professor Margaret Frame and Professor Jo Shaw.

Professor Frame, a biomedical researcher, joined the University in 2007 and was nominated for her "crucial leadership roles in supporting others to achieve research excellence."

She is Science Director of the Edinburgh Cancer Research UK Centre and Research Director of the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine.

The School of Law's Professor Shaw holds the Salvesen Chair of European Institutions and is Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.

She has built an outstanding career as an academic lawyer, with an international reputation and presence as one of the foremost experts on European law and citizenship.

Rising star

Dr Nicholas Mills received the Rising Star Award, which honours early-career colleagues who demonstrate great potential.

He is a Reader in Cardiology and British Heart Foundation Intermediate Clinical Research Fellow, and a consultant cardiologist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Dr Mills' research interests are focused on understanding and treating cardiovascular disease and he teaches on Edinburgh’s MBChB programme.