2016 award winners
The winners received their awards from Professor Trudie Roberts from the University of Leeds, keynote speaker at the School of Medicine Annual Event 2016 on 14 December 2016.
Emma Bradley - Support Staff Award
In the last 12 months there was a lengthy period of time during which the Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre was without both the surgical secretary and also the HoD’s PA. Emma alone took on most of the additional workload left over by these two vacant roles and managed to keep the entire division going during a particularly busy period of grant writing (the BRC theme), reporting (the BRU mammoth periodical reporting), conference travels and grant awards coming in. It is beyond doubt that this required for Emma to go well above and markedly beyond her usual contribution.
Derek Hoare - Research Award
In addition to his "day job" as a Senior Research Fellow at the NIHR Nottingham Hearing BRU, Derek has taken on the roles of NIHR Training Lead for the BRU and Staff Development Officer (SDO) for contract research staff for the School of Medicine and is a member of the school's Health and Wellbeing Committee. Derek has put a lot of time and effort into his role as SDO. This has included analysing data collected through the staff surveys; run focus groups to gather feedback from contract research staff; held staff forums. This work has helped the school to retain and develop a valuable group of staff.
Helen Taylor - Community/Partnership Award
Helen has contributed massively to fundraising activities in support of the University’s IMPACT campaign to support her own activities and sponsorship or help with activities to support others who are fundraising which is very selfless. The money raised supports research into diseases which ultimately help patients and shows Helen is “putting people and patients at the heart of what we do." This has required dedication and commitment to the University’s Impact Campaign and to the research the funds support, which is not something required of her in her University role. Examples include: Raising sponsorship in addition to cycling the “Way of the Roses”; Organising a School Ceilidh: raising sponsorship through a major department store in Nottingham. To date her efforts have raised in excess of £10,000.
David Maidment - Anne-Marie Dwyer Staff Choice Award
As a research fellow, David has taken a top-5 ranked research priority “Can new technologies replace hearing aids?” and has developed a series of projects to address this important question. This work, addressing patient benefit, is at the forefront of the field. David was also key in the development of C2Hear Online - a freely available evidence-based educational programme for hearing aid users. His collaborations with the leading research organisations and hearing aid manufacturers, promotes international and industry collaborations. A big team player, David displays an immense willingness to help and support the NIHR Nottingham BRU. He does this with a hugely personable manner and ready smile, and works incredibly hard.