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Dr Susan Duty awarded BPS prize for teaching

SusanDutylab_Minipuff_224x135Dr Susan Duty has been recognised with the British Pharmacological Society Rang Prize for Pharmacology Teaching 2016, which rewards an individual who has made a significant contribution to Pharmacology teaching over the past 5 years.

The prize was awarded to Susan due to her work in shaping the experience of pharmacology students throughout their university journey; from triggering their interest in pharmacology as an enthusiastic participant in outreach activities; through being a committed and approachable admissions tutor; to delivering exceptional education to first year undergraduates and postgraduate research students. Susan’s ethos is to enhance the learning experience for her students by fostering active learning and engagement. This can be a challenge in the face of increasing student numbers but Susan met this challenge through the use of imaginative approaches that have proved both effective and popular. Her innovative and altruistic approach has been pivotal to driving forward the teaching of pharmacology at King’s and her legacy is a generation of pharmacology graduates who share her passion and enthusiasm for the discipline. 

Susan was nominated by the Dean of Bioscience Education in the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, Professor Ian McFadzean, where she delivers the bulk of her teaching, and by her Head of the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Professor Susan Brain.

Dr Susan Duty says: “I am thrilled to receive the 2016 Rang Prize from the British Pharmacological Society. I thoroughly enjoy the education side of my role at King’s and it is really rewarding to see my efforts recognised not only here within King’s, but also nationally. Having also received a King’s Teaching Excellence Award this year, I’m now holding out for the hat-trick!”   

The prize of £1,000 will be presented at the British Pharmacological Society Annual Dinner and Prize Giving ceremony in December.