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14 November 2023

King's Supervisory Excellence Award Winners 2023

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2023 King’s Supervisory Excellence Awards and the new Mentoring & Support Awards.

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We received over 200 nominations from postgraduate research students for the Supervisory awards and 40 for the Mentoring & Support awards. Winners were selected for their dedication to supporting research students by faculty panels.

The Faculty winners were:

An overall King’s College London winner is selected by the Centre for Doctoral Studies. The 2023 winner is Dr Elizabeth Black, Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences.

Professor Rebecca Oakey, Dean for Doctoral Studies said,

“Dr Elizabeth Black was selected as the overall award winner based on her willingness to adapt to the needs of her PhD Students and her dedication helping them develop as independent researchers with a good work life balance.”

The awards ceremony took place on Tuesday 7 November and was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the success of our winners and highlight the dedication and professionalism of the over 2,500 research degree supervisors across King’s.

Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi CBE FRS FREng, Vice President Research & Innovation, said

"King’s annual Supervisory Excellence Awards is an opportunity to share the exemplary record of supervision across King’s and demonstrates the high level of commitment that our supervisors give in terms of research excellence, support and pastoral care, and I would like to thank them."

Many supervisors invest significant time, care and attention in supporting their research students. Additionally, there are many additional staff who support research students along their PhD journey. We have therefore instituted the new Mentoring & Support Awards to recognize this latter group of individuals.

Dr Nigel Eady, Director, Centre for Doctoral Studies, presented the first Mentoring and Support Awards to winners: Dr Debbie Robson, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Sharwari Verma, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine and Dr Melissa Washington-Nortey, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.

Thank you to all King’s staff who support our postgraduate researchers.

About the Awards

The Centre for Doctoral Studies runs the annual Supervisory Excellence Awards which were inaugurated in academic year 2006/7 as an annual prize to recognise and celebrate the role that supervisors play in King's the success of the 4,500 research students that are registered at King’s.

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Bashir M. Al-Hashimi

Vice President (Research & Innovation)

Rebecca  Oakey

Professor of Epigenetics

Elizabeth Black

Reader in Artificial Intelligence