Elizabeth Kapasa from the Centre for Doctoral Training in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering within the School of Mechanical Engineering has been recognised by the Women of Achievement Awards 2018.
Held for the fifth time, the Awards are a key part of the University’s Leeds Gender Framework. They celebrate the significant contributions and impact that the winners have made across the University and beyond. The women receiving awards were all nominated by their peers, and represent academic and professional staff, as well as students, and are drawn from across the University.
Elizabeth Kapasa won the national Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine’s Spier’s Prize for Outreach 2017 for her contribution to promoting bioengineering.
All eight of the University’s faculties were represented in the Awards, as was the Leeds Doctoral College and professional services such as Educational Engagement, Sustainability Services, and Strategy and Planning, showing how excellence is being achieved throughout the institution.
The Awards were hosted by Professor Lisa Roberts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation. Alumna and Chief Executive of the Southbank Centre, Elaine Bedell, gave a keynote speech and presented the winners with their award certificates.
Portrait photographs of the award winners will shortly be installed as part of a permanent exhibition in Parkinson Court. The images of this year’s winners will join those of the 50 women recognised in previous Women of Achievement Awards, helping to create an enduring showcase celebrating the University’s talented and remarkable women, and providing exemplary female role models to inspire other staff and students in their career development.