The Principal's Office

2013 Principal's Medal winners

Two University staff were named the 2013 winners of the Principal’s Medals in recognition of exceptional achievements they have made in their fields.

Outstanding Service

Professor Scott Murray, St Columba’s Hospice Chair of Primary Palliative Care in the Centre for Population Health Science, was awarded the Principal’s Medal for Outstanding Service.

The award reflects Professor Murray’s outstanding contribution to Palliative Care Research.

It also recognises the work of Professor Murray’s Primary Palliative Research Group, Dr Elizabeth Grant, Dr Kirsty Boyd and Dr Marilyn Kendall.

Professor Murray and his team have been at the forefront of efforts to extend palliative care so that it no longer focuses on terminal care of cancer patients in economically developed countries.

Service to the Community

The Principal’s Medal for Service to the Community has been awarded to Rebecca MacKenzie, Pro Bono Coordinator and Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Law’s Centre for Professional Legal Studies.

Mrs MacKenzie leads the School’s evolving portfolio of pro bono services, including the Free Legal Advice Centre and the Child Advocacy Centre.

She was honoured for her outstanding contribution to the School of Law and the wider University’s civic mission relating to sustainability and social responsibility.