Usher Institute

Principal's Medals for Professor Linda Bauld and the TestEd team

Professor Linda Bauld and the TestEd team have been awarded Principal's Medals at a winter Graduation Ceremony.

First awarded in 2008, the Principal’s Medals celebrate the achievements and dedication of the professional services and academic colleagues and current students who have delivered exceptional service, in supporting and serving the University or the wider community and demonstrated strong alignment to the University’s values. Recipients can be nominated by students and staff.

Linda Bauld, Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health

Professor Linda Bauld

In the 2021 awards, Linda Bauld, Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health and Head of the Centre for Population Health Sciences at the Usher Institute has been recognised for her excellent communication of often complex and difficult ideas to the Scottish Government, worldwide media and the public throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Professor Tim Aitmen and the TestEd Team

Professor Tim Aitmen, Chief Investigator for the TestEd Programme and Director of the Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine, Institute of Genetics and Cancer has been recognised on behalf of the team for their significant achievements in pioneering a way to mass population test in an infectious epidemic and in quickly providing practical Covid-19 testing to the entire University staff and student population through their cross-disciplinary endeavours.

The TestEd project team includes staff from across the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Usher Institute staff involved include: Professor Linda Bauld, Professor John Norrie, Dr Helen Stagg.

Introducing the TestEd team

Read more about, and sign up to, the TestEd programme


Read more about the 2021 Principal's Medals in the staff news Bulletin