The Principal's Office

2019 Principal's Medals Winners

Four members of staff have been named as winners of the 2019 Principal's Medals.

Dr Adam Budd receives the Contribution to the Community Medal, and Professors Harry Campbell, Igor Rudan, and Harish Nair are the joint winners of the Exceptional Service Medal.

First awarded in 2008, the Principal's Medals celebrate the achievements and dedication of the University's community members. Recipients can be nominated by students and staff.

Exceptional service

The Principal's Medal for Exceptional Service recognises a staff member, or team, who makes a contribution to the University that far exceeds what is expected of their role.

Professors Harry Campbell, Igor Rudan, and Harish Nair are all based at the Usher Institute. They were nominated for their outstanding, sustained, and multi-faceted contribution to global health over the last two decades through the Centre for Global Health Research, the World Health Organization's Collaborating Centre for Population Health Research and Training, the Edinburgh University Global Health Society, and the Journal of Global Health.

Contribution to the Community

The Principal's Medal for Contribution to the Community honours a student or staff member who plays a key role in a project or service that has been of benefit to the wider community.

Dr Adam Budd is a Lecturer in Cultural History in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. His award is in recognition of his personal involvement in building relationships with communities within Edinburgh and internationally and for his support of students, through two projects in particular: History for Schools and in the University’s partnership with the Salaam Baalak Trust. 

The History for Schools initiative brings History students from the University, with their enthusiasm and expertise, into local classrooms to mentor pupils. The Salaam Baalak Trust educational exchange sees Edinburgh postgraduates and undergraduates travelling to India to provide teaching and learning experiences for staff and children, while undertaking impact-led research projects to benefit the Trust’s work.

Related links:

The Usher Institute

School of History, Classics and Archaeology

History for Schools

Salaam Baalak Trust