The Principal's Office

2011 Principal’s Medal winners

Two University staff were named the 2011 winners of the Principal’s Medals in recognition of exceptional achievements they have made in their fields.

Outstanding Service

The inaugural Principal’s Medal for Outstanding Service was jointly awarded to Karen Bowman, Director of Procurement, and Jake Broadhurst, International Projects Manager

Ms Bowman was recognised for her leadership and delivery of excellence in procurement at the University.

She has also been credited for her commitment to embedding sustainability and social responsibility within all aspects of procurement and supply.

Mr Broadhurst was recognised for his role in developing distance education in health, his contribution to capacity-building educational activities in developing countries, and his involvement in establishing the University’s Global Academies.

Service to the Community

Dr Chris Speed, Reader in Digital Architecture received the Principal’s Medal for Service to the Community.

Dr Speed uses digital technology to help people understand concepts of place, time and human experience.

He has applied his research to innovative teaching, which he’s shared both with students of the University and members of the wider Edinburgh community.

As Principal Investigator for the £1.4 million RCUK Digital Economy Project TOTeM, Dr Speed has worked with a wide range of communities throughout national public events including Black History Month and Science Week.