Celebrating Excellence success for School of Mathematics

20 November 2017

Professor Paul Harper receiving an award
Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Enterprise - Professor Paul Harper, School of Mathematics

Professor Paul Harper has won the Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Enterprise Award at the Cardiff University Celebrating Excellence Awards.

Prof. Harper’s work in developing strategic partnerships with several local NHS Health Boards and the mathematical models that have been implemented within the NHS in Wales and further afield, has created efficiencies and saved lives.

Watch a video of the Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Enterprise award finalists

Head of the School Mathematics Professor Tim Phillips said: “It is a great pleasure to congratulate Paul on winning this award for his healthcare modelling work. Paul was very keen to stress that this was a team effort so everyone involved in this work, past and present, are to be congratulated on this achievement and recognition.”

The winners of this year’s Celebrating Excellence Awards were announced at a special awards dinner hosted by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen Holford and Chief Operating Officer, Jayne Sadgrove, at The Great Hall, Students’ Union.

The Awards celebrate staff throughout the University who go the extra mile, across a range of award categories. This year, 195 individual members of staff and groups of staff were nominated across 17 award categories.

The Phoenix Project team receiving an award
Outstanding Contribution to the University’s International Activities - The Phoenix Project team, Cross-University

Jayne Sadgrove, Chief Operating Officer, said, “Our annual Celebrating Excellence Awards recognise our exceptional people who work tirelessly to improve the student experience, encourage innovation in our learning and teaching and are so creative in their ways of working to improve university life. I’d like to thank everyone that nominated an exceptional colleague and congratulate those nominated, those shortlisted and the overall winners. You help to make Cardiff University a truly inspirational place to work and study.”

In addition to Prof Harper’s success, the Phoenix Project Team won the award for Outstanding Contribution to the University’s International Activities. The Phoenix Project is a collaboration with the University of Namibia with involvement from several Schools across the University, including the School of Mathematics. The School’s contribution has included Maths Summer Schools and PyCon Namibia.

Watch a video of the Outstanding Contribution to the University's International Activities award finalists