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Staff Excellence Awards

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 last year's Staff Excellence Awards.

Professor Philip Hanna

Academic Representative

Philip is Director of Education at the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

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Professor Anne-Marie McAlinden

Academic Representative

Anne-Marie is a Professor of Law and Criminal Justice and Director of Research in the School of Law at Queen's. A Queen's graduate, she joined the academic staff in 2003.

Gillian Riddell

Technical Representative

Gillian is the Technician for Ecosystem Biology and Sustainability in the School of Biological Sciences, and has worked at Queen’s for 24 years. Currently Gillian is the Technical Lead for the Technician Commitment at Queen’s.

Gift Sotonye-Frank

Student Representative

Gift is the Postgraduate Students’ Officer based in the Students’ Union. She is the current Queen’s Student of the Year

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 responsible for the development and maintenance of the University gardens, producing aesthetically pleasing green space for students, staff and visitors. Paul has worked for the University for 35 years.

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