Staff Prizes

Staff Prizes and Awards

Congratulations to our staff on their achievements.

November 2022

STAR Award Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology Lecturer of the Year 2021/22

Dr. Suraj Ajit

The STAR Awards (Student Teaching and Representation Awards), provide Northampton students with the opportunity to celebrate academic and support staff, who have made an outstanding impact on their University experience.

The STAR Awards were created by the Students’ Union to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of University staff according to the crucial elements of an outstanding student experience that the student body themselves most value.

Winner of Staff Changemaker of the Year 2022

Paula Bowles

For providing support to the UON Criminology Team and their students through initiatives to improve morale and wellbeing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paula has maintained and encouraged various authors to contribute to the ‘Thoughts from the Criminology Team’ blog, which in a challenging time of social upheaval, offers critical reflection on social injustices, as well as lighter material to encourage people to switch off from the difficulties they face.

Paula is also founder of the Criminology Staff Book Club, encouraging staff to read a variety of crime-based fiction books and come together virtually to discuss related themes and areas of interest. This virtual book club encourages staff to engage in time for themselves, something which many did not realise they desperately needed.

Through all her activities, Paula is continuously working to activate both staff and students to contribute to social impact and creatively address issues of wider social concern.

STAR Award Faculty of Business and Law Lecturer of the Year 2021/22

Dominic Carrington

The STAR Awards (Student Teaching and Representation Awards), provide Northampton students with the opportunity to celebrate academic and support staff, who have made an outstanding impact on their University experience.

The STAR Awards were created by the Students’ Union to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of University staff according to the crucial elements of an outstanding student experience that the student body themselves most value.

The new National Teaching Fellow from the University of Northampton;

Kate Coulson

Head of Learning and Teaching Enhancement, who joins 54 new Fellows across the country. The Learning and Teaching Enhancement team is part of Library and Learning Services.

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and teaching in higher education.

Kate receives the fellowship for her outstanding contribution to academic skills development through her work at UON, in particular her research showing the impact of learning development on student achievement.

She is also recognised for her national leadership in this area through the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education and other forums.

STAR Award Professional Service Staff of the Year 2021/22

Rebecca Duggan

The STAR Awards (Student Teaching and Representation Awards), provide Northampton students with the opportunity to celebrate academic and support staff, who have made an outstanding impact on their University experience.

The STAR Awards were created by the Students’ Union to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of University staff according to the crucial elements of an outstanding student experience that the student body themselves most value.

Winner of the Diamond Research PURE Engagement Award 2022

Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology

Winner of the Diamond Research Early Career Researcher Award 2022

Dr. Tatiana Gherman

STAR Award Committee Member of the Year 2021/22

Serena Green

The STAR Awards (Student Teaching and Representation Awards), provide Northampton students with the opportunity to celebrate academic and support staff, who have made an outstanding impact on their University experience.

The STAR Awards were created by the Students’ Union to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of University staff according to the crucial elements of an outstanding student experience that the student body themselves most value.

Winner of the Diamond Research Impact Award

Associate Professor Kimberley Hill

Winner of the Diamond Research Doctoral Supervision Award 2022

Professor Paul Jackson

Winner of the Diamond Research Public/Industry Engagement Award 2022

Dr. Ebenezer Laryea

Winner of the Diamond Research, Research Mentor Award 2022

Associate Professor Rachel Maunder

STAR Award Personal Academic Tutor of the Year 2021/22

Dr Mairi Mulvenna

The STAR Awards (Student Teaching and Representation Awards), provide Northampton students with the opportunity to celebrate academic and support staff, who have made an outstanding impact on their University experience.

The STAR Awards were created by the Students’ Union to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of University staff according to the crucial elements of an outstanding student experience that the student body themselves most value.

Winner of the Bronze Whitco Chef of the Year Award (sponsored by Whitco)

Head Chef Michael O’Gorman

STAR Award Faculty of Health, Education and Society Lecturer of the Year 2021/22

Anna O’Neill

The STAR Awards (Student Teaching and Representation Awards), provide Northampton students with the opportunity to celebrate academic and support staff, who have made an outstanding impact on their University experience.

The STAR Awards were created by the Students’ Union to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of University staff according to the crucial elements of an outstanding student experience that the student body themselves most value.

Winner of the Diamond Research PGR Researcher Award 2022

Oluwaseyi Omoloso

Winner of the Diamond Research Public/Industry Engagement Award 2022

Adrian Pryce

Practice Educator of the year for Occupational Therapy

Kirsty Stanley

STAR Award for Staff Innovation in Research 2021/22

Mark Wall (PG Student Researcher)

The STAR Awards (Student Teaching and Representation Awards), provide Northampton students with the opportunity to celebrate academic and support staff, who have made an outstanding impact on their University experience.

The STAR Awards were created by the Students’ Union to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of University staff according to the crucial elements of an outstanding student experience that the student body themselves most value.

STAR Award for Staff Innovation in Research 2021/22

Lee Waters

The STAR Awards (Student Teaching and Representation Awards), provide Northampton students with the opportunity to celebrate academic and support staff, who have made an outstanding impact on their University experience.

The STAR Awards were created by the Students’ Union to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of University staff according to the crucial elements of an outstanding student experience that the student body themselves most value.

Winner of the Diamond Research Dean’s Award in Recognition of Support to Research 2022

Matthew Watson

STAR Award for Staff Innovation in Research 2021/22

Dr Emma Whewell

The STAR Awards (Student Teaching and Representation Awards), provide Northampton students with the opportunity to celebrate academic and support staff, who have made an outstanding impact on their University experience.

The STAR Awards were created by the Students’ Union to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of University staff according to the crucial elements of an outstanding student experience that the student body themselves most value.

Won a New Researcher Award at the recent 30th European Association for Sport Management Conference

Lucy Zhu

For her paper and presentation entitled: ‘Assessing the Psychological Pathways of esports Events: An Application of Service Quality and its Antecedents and Consequences.’

STAR Award Outstanding Lecturer of the Year 2021/22

Lucy Zhu

The STAR Awards (Student Teaching and Representation Awards), provide Northampton students with the opportunity to celebrate academic and support staff, who have made an outstanding impact on their University experience.

The STAR Awards were created by the Students’ Union to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of University staff according to the crucial elements of an outstanding student experience that the student body themselves most value.

Professor

The University of Northampton is pleased to announce seven academics have been awarded the prestigious title of Professor;

  • Professor Will Wise – Professor of Leather Science
  • Professor Shaowei He – Professor of International Business
  • Professor Lorna Jowett – Professor of Media and Culture
  • Professor Matt Callendar – Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Studies
  • Professor Mu Mu – Professor of Human-Centred Data Intelligence
  • Professor Eunice Lumsden – Professor of Child Advocacy
  • Professor Jane Murray – Professor of Education

The title of Professor recognises academics high levels of achievements and standing in their particular area or discipline. Professors have to demonstrate a major contribution to knowledge through either research or consultancy, to teaching, learning and development, or to professional achievement and practice.

The addition of the newest Professors represents a diverse range of disciplines, from education to leather science and computing to media.

Associate Professor

Eleven new faces join a growing list of University academics recognised for their excellence in teaching and research;

  • Associate Professor Patrice Seuwou – Senior Lecturer in Digital Business
  • Associate Professor Roshni Khatri – Subject Leader, Health Professions
  • Associate Professor Abdeldjalil Bennecer – Senior Lecturer in Engineering
  • Associate Professor Dilshad Sarwar – Subject Leader, Business Systems and Operations
  • Associate Professor Simon Sneddon – Senior Lecturer in Law
  • Associate Professor Tony Baross – Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Associate Professor Tim Curtis – Senior Lecturer, Foundation Framework
  • Associate Professor Ed Johnston – Senior Lecturer in Law
  • Associate Professor Cal Cooper – Senior Lecturer in Psychology
  • Associate Professor Ecem Karlidağ-Dennis – Senior Researcher at the Institute for Social Innovation and Impact
  • Associate Professor Ebenezer Laryea – in Sustainable Development Law

The title of Associate Professor recognises academics significant contributions and future commitment to developing, enhancing, and leading in learning and teaching, professional practice, and enterprise and research.

The newest Associate Professors makes 33 in total across the institution and represent a diverse range of disciplines, from engineering to law and psychology to sport.

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