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Dr Benita Morrissey wins President and Principal’s Prize at Queen Mary’s Education Excellence Awards

Congratulations to Dr Benita Morrissey of the Centre for Genomics and Child Health at the Blizard Institute for winning the President and Principal’s Prize at the Education Excellence Awards yesterday evening.

Dr Benita Morrissey

Dr Benita Morrissey

The scheme aims to improve the quality of education and embed a culture of excellence at our University through the recognition and celebration of teaching excellence, encouraging student engagement through co-creation, supporting excellent student learning outcomes and providing an excellent student environment. Only one Principal’s prize is awarded per faculty. 

Dr Morrissey, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics, was awarded the prize for introducing a number of innovations to improve the quality of education in paediatrics, and supporting students to develop skills in recognising and managing sick children in an exciting and engaging way. 

Dr Morrissey said: “I was so pleased to be nominated for the award, and it was an honour to receive it. Thanks to all the staff that contribute to the child health teaching programme, and have worked so hard to create an engaging and high-quality educational experience for students.” 

Professor Lucinda Hall, Deputy Director for Education at the Blizard Institute, said: “We were extremely proud of the strong field of nominations from the Blizard Institute, all of whom demonstrated their great commitment as individuals and teams to support our students. Our thanks to all for ensuring our students enjoy an excellent experience while studying with us.”

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