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Queen Mary University of London staff shortlisted for THE Awards

Queen Mary University of London is delighted to announce that Kate Thornton and Professor Julia Hörnle have been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2023. 

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Kate Thornton, Technical Resource Manager for the Faculty of Science and Engineering, is on the Outstanding Technician of the Year shortlist for her exceptional practical skills, commitment and vision that have enabled the highest quality teaching, research and knowledge transfer. She is a highly respected professional who has transformed the technician community at Queen Mary into an efficient and cohesive team. She is also a passionate advocate for technicians and has worked tirelessly to ensure that they are valued and supported. 

“I am a little overwhelmed and humbled to be recognized in this way. I am genuinely lucky to love my job and working with such fantastic technical teams across Queen Mary makes it easy to ‘make things happen’. I’m looking forward to going to represent Queen Mary and the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the awards ceremony in December,” commented Kate Thornton. 

Professor Julia Hörnle, Chair of Internet Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year award. Professor Hörnle is renowned for creating supportive, stimulating and inspirational research environment for doctoral students, which have helped to nurture and develop the careers of many PhD students. She is praised by her students for her thorough, rigorous, and considered feedback, as well as her proactive approach to career development. 

More than 70 universities from across the UK and Ireland are in the running for this year’s ‘Oscars of higher education’, and the shortlists are a testament to the outstanding work being done by staff at Queen Mary. We wish Professor Hörnle and Mrs Thornton the best of luck in the awards ceremony, which will be held on December 7 at ACC Liverpool. 

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