Author: Elizabeth Nixon

Head of the Department of Mathematics

Professor Axel Gandy has accepted appointment as Head of the Department of Mathematics with effect from 1 October 2023, for a period of 5 years. To facilitate a smooth transition, Professor Gandy will start shadowing the current Head of Department Professor David van Dyk from 1 October 2022. Professor van Dyk has extended his term as Head of the Department by a year until 30 September 2023.     

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Promotions

We are pleased to announce that the following staff were successful during the promotions rounds.

Academic promotions take place on an annual cycle, with promotions taking effect from 1 September 2022. Learning and Teaching promotions take place three times each year, and have taken effect on 1 October 2021, 1 January 2022 or 1 June 2022.

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Interim Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience)

Professor Peter Haynes has accepted appointment as Interim Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience) with effect from 1 October 2022 for a period of up to one year, or until the permanent Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience) is identified and takes up the post. 

Reporting to the Provost and working closely and collaboratively with key colleagues, in this role Professor Haynes will be responsible for leading the delivery of the College’s strategic aims for the provision of a of high-quality education and delivering an exceptional student experience. He will be responsible for enhancing the quality, impact, coordination and delivery of education at the College. 

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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 Wiesemann’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. 

President’s Awards for Excellence in Societal Engagement

The President’s Awards for Excellence are annual awards to recognise staff members who have made outstanding contributions in Culture and Community, Education, Research, or Societal Engagement. 

The President’s Awards for Excellence in Societal Engagement recognise and reward staff, students and community partners who have delivered excellence in schools engagement, community engagement, engagement with research and/or patient engagement. 

The President’s Medal for Excellence in Societal Engagement
For individuals who have made exceptional contributions to societal engagement.  

Winner: Dr Victoria Male, Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction 

The Achievement Award for Societal Engagement
For staff who have taken the initiative to deliver high-quality engagement activities with the public, schools, community groups and/or patients. 

Individual Award winner: Dr Izhar Shah, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Team Award winner: JAMVENT outreach team, Department of Bioengineering and Department of Surgery and Cancer 

  • Dr Joseph van-Batenburg Sherwood 
  • Dr Jennifer Frattolin 
  • Dr Michael Madekurozwa 
  • Dr Jakob Mathiszig-Lee 

Individual Award highly commended: Dr Marc Masen, Department of Mechanical Engineering 

The Leadership Award for Societal Engagement
For staff who have demonstrated an on-going commitment to societal engagement; bringing enthusiasm and innovation to this area and actively supporting other staff and students to get involved. 

Winner: Dr Jackie Bell, Department of Computing 

Student Award for Excellence in Societal Engagement
For undergraduate or postgraduate students who have taken the initiative to deliver high-quality engagement activities with the public, schools, community groups and/or patients. 

Individual Award winner: Hamza Ikhlaq, Faculty of Medicine 

Team Award winner: Inspiring Design, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

  • Peter Adesina 
  • Javier Cañada Pérez-Sala 
  • He-in Cheong 
  • Pepe Puchol-Salort 
  • Terry Ugama 

Inspirational Partner Award for Excellence in Societal Engagement
For individuals or teams outside Imperial who have made outstanding contributions that inspire and support us in the achievement of one or more of our societal engagement aims. 

Individual Award winner: Louisa Thompson 

Team Award winner: Nova Opportunities 

  • Matthew Barnett 
  • Lizzie Cho 
  • Aimee Ling 

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