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Judging Panel

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Judging Panel

The Judging Panel is made up of staff from across the University as well as a student representative. The Panel will assess all nominations against the award criteria.

Meet the Judging Panel

Mairead Regan


Mairead is Chair of the Judging Panel and a member of Senate, the University's Governing Body.

Christine Carrothers

Clerical Representative

Christine works in Information Services and runs the McClay Library Office. She won the Lifetime Achievement award in the 2018 Staff Excellence Awards.

Dr Aidan McGowan
Dr Aidan McGowan

Academic Representative

Aidan is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and holder of a National Teaching Fellowship 2021. He was part of the EEECS PGT team that won last year's Staff Excellence Award for Innovation.

Janice Carruthers
Professor Janice Carruthers

Academic Representative

Janice is Dean of Research in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. She is Professor of French Linguistics and AHRC Leadership Fellow for Modern Languages.

Gillian Riddell

Technical Representative

Gillian is the Technician for Ecosystem Biology and Sustainability in the School of Biological Sciences and is the Technical Lead for the Technician Commitment at Queen’s.

Bethany Moore, Students' Union Welfare Officer 2021-22
Bethany Moore

Student Representative

Bethany is the Student Officer Welfare, one of six elected Full-Time Student Officers representing Queen's students and their views.

David Totten

Academic-Related Representative

David is Head of Planning at Queen's, with responsibilities including corporate reporting, management information and statutory returns to government.

Paul Wallace

Operational Representative

Paul is Head Gardener, responsible for the development and maintenance of the University gardens.

Professor Moira Dean

Academic Representative

Moira is a Professor and former SWAN Champion in the School of Biological Sciences.

Professor Moira Dean, School of Biological Sciences at Queen's University Belfast, holding meeting papers with an informal coffee break group chat happening in the background
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