Heriot-Watt celebrates academic promotions in 2017 Date:

Congratulations to all successful candidates in this year’s senior academic promotions round.  We are delighted to announce that 34 members of our academic community have successfully achieved promotion, taking up their new titles on 1 August 2017. Of these, 11 are promoted to Professor, and 23 are promoted to Associate Professor or Senior Research Fellow. The promotions acknowledge the achievements of colleagues from across all schools.

As Chair of the Academic Promotions Committee, I am fortunate to see the development of our academics as they progress through their career. This year we have had some outstanding candidates, whose academic activities are a credit to Heriot-Watt.

Professor Gill Hogg, Deputy Principal (Staff Development and Engagement)

Professor Gill Hogg, Deputy Principal (Staff Development and Engagement), said: “As Chair of the Academic Promotions Committee, I am fortunate to see the development of our academics as they progress through their career. This year we have had some outstanding candidates, whose academic activities are a credit to Heriot-Watt. These individuals underpin and promote the position of Heriot-Watt as a global university. It is a privilege to work alongside them and a pleasure to see them move successfully through our promotions process. I offer my congratulations to all colleagues promoted this year and look forward to following their continuing success.”

Karen Nicol, Head of Employee Reward and Engagement said: “We are constantly aiming to improve the openness and transparency of the promotions process and also to take into account individual circumstances such as maternity leave and disability. It's paying dividends; one interesting thing to note is that we have observed more women apply for professorship this year than over the last three years combined, and their successes mean that for the first time ever female promotions outnumber male promotions to professor. We hope our colleagues’ successes will begin to address the historically low representation of women within our professoriate”.

 

2017 Academic promotions to Professor

Professor Scott Arthur

Professor Lindsay Beevers

Professor Helen Hastie

Professor Theodore Henry

Professor Edward Owens

Professor Kevin Painter

Professor Verena Rieser

Professor Katherine Sang

Professor Mathini Sellathurai

Professor Moira Storey

 

2017 Academic promotions to Associate Professor/Senior Research Fellow

Dr Thomas Aspray

Dr Alexander Bell

Dr Demitrios Cotsovos

Dr Laura Ciobanu Radomirovic

Dr Florian Doster

Dr Ahmed Elshiek

Dr Faizul Haque

Dr Nicola Howarth

Dr David Jenkins

Dr Helinor Johnston

Dr Maïwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas

Dr Michael Lones

Alexandra MacLaren

Dr Khafiz Muradov

Dr Symon Podilchak

Dr Catherine Porter

Dr Hani Ragab-Hassen

Dr Markus Schmuck

Dr Harpreet Seth

Dr Danmei Sun

Dr Beth Watts

Dr Grant Wright

To celebrate the contributions made by our newly promoted colleagues, we will be running a series of articles in the staff newsletter.