Month: July 2022

Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise)  

Professor Mary Ryan has accepted appointment as Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise) with effect from 1 August 2022 for a term of office of five years. Professor Ryan is currently Interim Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise), a role she has held since 1 September 2021. 

Reporting to the Provost and working closely and collaboratively with key colleagues, in this role Professor Ryan is responsible for providing strategic leadership and coordination of Imperial’s Research and Impact portfolio across the College and for enhancing the delivery of our research and its translation for the benefit of society.  

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Heads of Department at Imperial College Business School

Head of the Department of Analytics, Marketing and Operations 

Professor Wolfram Wiesemann has accepted appointment as Head of the Department of Analytics, Marketing and Operations at Imperial College Business School with effect from 1 September 2022, for a three-year term. Professor Wiesemann will succeed Professor Andreas Eisingerich, who has extended his term as Head of the Department until 31 August 2022.  

Professor Wiesemann joined Imperial in 2010 as a research assistant in the Department of Computing. He moved to the Business School in 2013 as an assistant professor and was promoted to Professor of Analytics and Operations in 2019. He is currently the Academic Director of the School’s MSc Business Analytics (on-campus) programme, a role he will step down from when he takes up the role of Head of Department.  

Professor Wiedemann’s research focuses on models and algorithms for decision-making under uncertainty, applying to operations management, energy systems and financial engineering. 

  

Head of the Department of Economics and Public Policy 

Professor Tommaso Valletti has accepted an extension to his appointment as Head of the Department of Economics and Public Policy at Imperial College Business School until 31 July 2023. 

Professor Valletti was previously the Director of the PhD Programme at the Business School. He served as Chief Competition Economist of the European Commission (Directorate General for Competition). He is a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, as well as a member of the CMA’s academic advisory panel. He is a Non-Executive Director to the board of the Financial Conduct Authority.  

Professor Valletti’s main research interests are in industrial economics, regulation, and competition economics.   

Julia Higgins Awards

The Julia Higgins Awards are awarded annually to recognise individuals, groups, and departments that have made a significant contribution to the support of academic women at the College. 

 

Sheena Cardoso, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Centre 

Dr Claudia Contini, Department of Chemical Engineering 

Professor Saskia Goes, Department of Earth Science and Engineering 

Dr Myrsini Kaforou, Department of Infectious Disease 

 

You can read more about the awards in our news story. 

Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Health and Safety

The Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Health and Safety are made to individuals and teams for their outstanding commitment to improving the safety of students, staff and visitors to the College. 

Individual award 

Brian Willey, Department of Physics 

Team award 

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Hub, Occupational Health 

  • Agueda Ahmar Rodriguez 
  • Rachel Collis 
  • Jessica Draper-Fall 
  • Emma Doyle 
  • Millie Gordon 
  • Tracy Howard 
  • Joanne Hughes 
  • Rebecca Intavarant 
  • Roisin Intavarant 
  • Emma Leisinger 
  • Debbie Tumbridge 
  • Leigh Turvey 
  • Marleen Wegdam 
  • Mary Wright 

Highly commended  

Dr Henry Burridge, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

The Crisanti lab, Department of Life Sciences 

  • Matt Gribble 
  • Carla Siniscalchi 

 

You can read more about the awards in our news story. 

Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Animal Research

The Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Animal Research were set up in 2014 to celebrate good practice and excellence in animal research by researchers and CBS staff at Imperial. 

Application of the 3Rs (refinement, reduction and replacement) in current or recent work 

Masanori Asai, Department of Infectious Disease 

Claire Dunican, Department of Infectious Disease 

Dr Athina Georgiadou, Department of Infectious Disease 

Public engagement award 

Rebecca Frise, Queen Mary University of London (previously Imperial’s Department of Infectious Disease) 

 

You can read more about the awards in our news story.