Delivering Excellence Award
WINNER – Dr Tim Fosker
School of Psychology
As a Lecturer and Disability Advisor within the School of Psychology, Tim has had a significant impact on the wellbeing, retention and achievement of students with disabilities. As well as providing individual support, Tim has been an outstanding advocate for students with disabilities.
Community Impact Award
WINNER – Dr Anne Campbell
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Anne is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work and has made a significant impact on society through her expert contributions to drug-using and drug treatment. From her teaching and research, to informing policy and working in the community during the pandemic, she has augmented what we know about drugs and alcohol treatment and practice in NI and the UK.
WINNER – EEECS PGT Team
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- Aidan McGowan
- Angela Anderson
- Professor Phil Hanna
- Dr Paul Sage
- Dr Darryl Stewart
This team created an online PG Certificate in Software Development to reskill individuals adversely affected by Covid-19. The ambitious 4-month course was created in just 4 weeks and received over 700 applications. The course was so successful that it is now recognised as a role model for other PG Certificate and online teaching, and prompted the promotion of a further number of PG Certificate programmes at Queen’s.
Team of the Year Award
Because of their significant contributions, the Judging Panel decided to award this year’s Staff Excellence Award to all three teams in recognition of their very different but critical contributions to the University’s COVID response.
Estates Services Pandemic Support Team
- Ann-Marie Mulholland
- Paul Blackledge
- Andrea Courtney
- David Courtney
- Natasha Cudjoe
- Heather Cummings
- Ann Hunter
- Isabel Jones
- Adrienne Murdock
- Lyndsey Phillips
- Thomas Weir
This team is made up of members of the Estates cleaning operation, who worked on campus throughout lockdown to support staff involved in vital research and teaching. As well as cleaning research labs and washroom facilities, they fully disinfected 146 buildings, enabling staff and students to return to campus.
Throughout the academic year, staff in Queen’s Accommodation have provided extensive support to students living there. During various lockdowns, they have remained on campus to support all residents both in student and staff and family accommodation, providing a safe and secure home for all.
Queen’s COVID-19 Virology Team
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
- Professor Ultan Power
- Dr Connor Bamford
- Dr Lindsay Broadbent
Since the start of the pandemic, Ultan Power, Connor Bamford and Lindsay Broadbent have all played an important role in helping to improve public understanding of COVID. As well as making over 1,500 national and international media appearances, providing a clear and balanced commentary, they are leading Queen’s research efforts on COVID-19 and have secured over £2m in funding.
Outstanding Leadership Award
WINNER – Professor Donna Fitzsimons
School of Nursing and Midwifery
As Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Donna has provided supportive and inspirational leadership to create a collegial environment within the School. When faced with the challenges of the pandemic, Donna led by example, remaining positive under pressure, developing and supporting staff, and working tirelessly in the service of the school, its students and Northern Ireland’s healthcare services.
Lifetime Achievement Award
WINNER – Patrick Brannigan
Paddy has worked at Queen’s for 41 years, delivering consultancy and training, and facilitating the embedding of technology and change management initiatives. He has been an active member of various staff networks and groups throughout his career and is known widely across the University as a highly professional and approachable colleague.