Nominees announced for the Alliance Awards 2022

The Alliance Awards celebrate work taking place at professional and technical universities

The University Alliance (UA) has revealed the list of nominees for the Alliance Awards, set to take place at Kingston University on the evening of 7 June.

The third annual awards sees 33 teams and individuals nominated across seven categories, each put forward by peers for demonstrating ‘hard work, dedication and excellence’.

Circa 130 nominations were originally received by UA, an association of professional and technical universities, before being whittled down by a team including representatives from the National Centre for Entrepreneurship, Jisc, UK Research and Innovation, the Higher Education Policy Institute, and the team here at UB.

Nominees are working on projects as diverse as supporting the health and wellbeing of university staff through music, preventing violence against women and girls, research into phantom limb pain, managing Covid risks during the pandemic, and providing insights into the experiences of BAME students.

And the nominees are…

Alliance Award
‘For the team or individual who has demonstrated great collaborative working whilst respecting and embracing different viewpoints’

  • Professor Katherine Curtis, associate dean of external engagement, Kingston University and Nichole McIntosh, regional head of nursing and midwifery, Health Education England
  • Bridging the Gap to Leadership team, University of Brighton
  • The Social Higher Education Depot team/Derby Voice project, University of Derby
  • The Safer Streets project team, University of Hertfordshire

DTA Alumni Award
‘For the DTA alumnus who has demonstrated their commitment to UA principles’

  • Katheryn-Margaret Pascoe
  • Madhu Madhavi
  • Dr Emma Cowley
  • Adam Herbert

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Professionals Award
‘For the team or individual who has demonstrated true professionalism and positivity in the face of adversity’

  • Fiona Suthers, head of clinical skills and simulation centre, Middlesex University
  • Lesley Greenfield, occupational health and wellbeing manager, University of Brighton
  • BAME student advocates, University of Hertfordshire
  • Dr Edward McAffrey, senior lecturer in film, Middlesex University
  • Safety unit, University of Greenwich

Braveheart Award 
‘For the team or individual who has demonstrated conviction and integrity in their actions and decisions’

  • Irene Boham, occupational health and workplace wellbeing manager, University of Hertfordshire
  • Adam Gomes, head of health, safety and wellbeing, University of Derby
  • Andrew Graham, research associate, Teesside University
  • Lucy Keyworth, student, Leeds Beckett University
  • Rosa Cisneros, assistant professor, Coventry University

Jubilee Award
‘For the individual who has delivered a lifetime of exceptional service to their institution, students and to the higher education sector as a whole’

  • Professor Carol Doyle, head of nursing and midwifery, Birmingham City University
  • Roger Kline, business research fellow, Middlesex University
  • Vincent John, director of procurement, University of Greenwich
  • Professor John Latham, vice-chancellor, Coventry University

Innovation Award
‘For the team or individual who has come up with solutions and innovations to the biggest, most difficult problems or challenges’

  • Global mobility team, Coventry University
  • Michelle Botha, lecturer in pharmaceutical chemistry; James Collyer, senior technical officer; and Mae Taylor, student, all at the University of Hertfordshire
  • Thomas Baker, academic lead for engineering, University of Hertfordshire
  • Social work team, Oxford Brookes University
  • Alison Baverstock, professor of publishing and Claire Jackson, teaching course leader, Kingston University
  • School of Nursing, Kingston University

Star Award
‘For the team or individual who has motivated others through their ability to stay upbeat, even in the toughest of times’

  • UWE Bristol Centre for Music
  • Jinal Chandreshkumar Shah, vice-president opportunities and community, Birmingham City University
  • Claire Jackson, Brighton Achieves: student engagement lead, School of Sports and Health Sciences, University of Brighton
  • Davinder Dhadli, student employment agency officer, University of Derby
  • Alexandra Roberts, senior student recruitment officer, University of South Wales
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