Introduction


Professor Evelyn Welch and Professor Sir Robert Lechler

At this year’s King’s Awards we recognised, celebrated and most importantly thanked our colleagues for their amazing achievements over the past academic year.


Now in its 12th year, the King’s Awards has become a key event in our annual calendar, and rightly so. Our reputation as a leading global institution is down to the daily contribution made by our people who share our commitment to delivering world class education and research.


We can all be very proud of the achievements and progress we have made across all five pillars of the strategy over the last academic year. This is evidenced by this year's nominees and winners.

It is a great privilege to be part of an organisation whose employees never cease to amaze us with their talent and commitment to making a difference to the lives of others, in the UK and across the world. It is why recognising achievement is as important today as it has always been.


Nearly 200 years of heritage has contributed to an outstanding reputation for research that has changed the world we live in, and teaching that has shaped some of the greatest names in history.


Many of our strengths today had their origins in our formation; they laid the foundations of King’s culture of collaboration, the value we place on diversity and an enduring commitment to serving society. These attributes have made King’s a distinctive and unique leader in the field of research and education in London, in the UK and internationally. And it is these attributes that will underpin our success in the future and are powerfully articulated through our five core strategic priorities.


King’s success comes from the achievement of its people, it’s not just about what they do but even more importantly how they do it. Yet again, this year’s King's Awards drew an impressive number of nominations from employees and students across the university. All our shortlisted nominees and winners are outstanding examples of the way our people deliver on our vision. Congratulations to everyone who was nominated and special thanks to those that nominated them for recognising outstanding contributions.

Professor Evelyn Welch

Provost/Senior Vice President, Arts & Sciences

Professor Sir Robert Lechler

Provost/Senior Vice President, Health