James Watt Technician Prize 2022

Published: 15 July 2022

The Winners of the 2022 James Watt Technician Prize have been announced

In April we launched our 2022 James Watt Technician Prize created to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution and innovation made by our technician colleagues. This annual prize is intended to recognise and promote the work of technicians who have introduced significant innovation within their role to the benefit of the University, their colleagues and students, to the advancement of research or teaching, or to the benefit of wider society.  

The nominations were considered against the following 5 criteria: 

  1. Innovative contribution in support of the student experience 
  2. Innovative contribution in support of the staff experience 
  3. Innovative contribution to the development of learning and teaching 
  4. Innovative contribution in support of world leading research outcomes 
  5. Innovative contribution to the civic mission of the University 

The panel were thrilled with the level of nominations received demonstrating exceptional work and innovation across the institution and were delighted to announce the winners for 2022 at the Technician Conference in June. Each winner was presented with a certificate from the Principal and will receive a £1000 payment. 

Congratulations to: 

Anthony Clarkson, Technician, Physics and Astronomy and Lynsey Johnston, Technician, Life Sciences Human Life Sciences. 

The panel commented that both applications presented exceptionally strong cases of innovation, practical application and implementation of new ideas.  View the winners’ profiles on the James Watt Technician Prize Winners webpage. 

Many congratulations to Anthony and Lynsey and thanks to all our technicians across the institution your contribution is hugely valuable to our collective University ambitions. 

First published: 15 July 2022