10 July 2020

Our outstanding technicians

Earlier this year, the Technician Commitment working group called for nominations to submit to the Times Higher Education (THE) Outstanding Technician of the Year Award 2020.

Lynne Baxter in the lab
Lynne Baxter: Senior Core Facility Technician in the Department of Neuroscience

The Outstanding Technician of the Year Award 2020 is awarded to an individual whose exceptional practical skills, commitment and vision have enabled the highest quality teaching, research or knowledge transfer.

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a vast and growing number of challenges for all of us and this year, a number of our technicians were nominated for providing crucial technical support that has enabled the University to rapidly respond to the pandemic.

From the seven nominations we received, we are delighted to announce that we have put forward Lynne Baxter, Senior Core Facility Technician in the Department of Neuroscience, for this year’s award.

You can read about Lynne’s achievements, along with those of her fellow nominees, below:

Lynne Baxter, Senior Core Facility Technician in the Department of Neuroscience

Janine Phipps, Senior Technician in the Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease

Michelle Bird, Senior Animal Technician in Biological Services

Matt Wyles, Senior Core Facility Technician in the Microarray and Next Generation Sequencing Facility, Department of Neuroscience

Dr Mark Ariaans, Lead Resource Technician, Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease (IICD)

Jesrine Clarke-Darrington, Learning Technologist in the Health Sciences School

Orla Gallagher, Technical Manager at the skelet.AL histology facility in the Department of Oncology and Metabolism

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