The Julia Higgins Awards

The 2014-15 Julia Higgins Medal has been awarded to Dr Liz Elvidge, Head of the Postdoc Development Centre, in recognition of her work with female postdocs and early career academics.

Julia Higgins Awards have been made this year to:

  • Dr Karen Makuch, Academic Women’s Ambassador for the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Lecturer in Environmental Law, Centre for Environmental Policy
  • Ms Su Nandy, Senior HR Manager, Faculty of Engineering
  • Professor Lesley Regan, Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery & Cancer
  • Dr Vicky Salem, Academic Women’s Ambassador for the Department of Medicine and NIHR Clinical Lecturer, Department of Medicine
  • Dr Emma Watson, Education Manager in the National Heart & Lung Institute

The Medal and Awards recognise individuals and departments that have made a significant contribution to the support of academic women at the College, and are selected by the Academic Gender Strategy Committee, chaired by the Provost. They are named in honour of Professor Dame Julia Higgins FRS, FREng, Professor of Polymer Science, now a Senior Research Investigator in Chemical Engineering and previously Dean of the City and Guilds College and Principal of the Faculty of Engineering.

John Neilson

College Secretary & Registrar

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