First Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy awarded to University of Glasgow

Denis Fischbacher-Smith, who holds the Research Chair in Risk and Resilience in the Adam Smith Business School, has become the University of Glasgow’s first member of academic staff to be awarded a Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

HEA Principal Fellowships are the highest level of award granted by the Academy and are bestowed on those colleagues who have displayed “a sustained and effective record of impact at strategic level” and have a “wider commitment to academic practice and strategic leadership in teaching and enhancing the student learning experience”. At the time of writing there are fewer than 10 principal fellows in Scotland and only around 130 in the UK.

Denis Fischbacher-Smith, Research Chair in Risk and Resilience

In commenting on the Fellowship Denis said: “I am honoured to receive this fellowship award from the HEA.   As someone who trained as a teacher and who has spent most of his career in Higher Education, I firmly believe in the importance of learning and teaching within a research-led institution. I have always sought to demonstrate, and encourage in others, a clear commitment to teaching and to a high quality student experience.  This award is recognition of those efforts and something of which I am very proud.”

Before coming to Glasgow, Professor Fischbacher-Smith was the founding head of the business school at the University of Liverpool and has held professorial posts at the Universities of Liverpool, Sheffield, Durham, and Liverpool John Moores. 

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First published: 1 April 2014

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