Professor Paul Garside receives a Lord Provost's Award

Published: 5 June 2019

The awards honour individuals who have dedicated their professional lives to public service, or distinguished themselves in business, the arts, sport or entertainment.

Lord Provost Eva Bolander presented 11 Lord Provost’s Awards at a glittering dinner in Glasgow’s City Chambers on Friday, 31 May. Individuals and organisations representing business, academia, charity, sport and the performing arts were honoured for their contribution to civic life by Glasgow’s First Citizen.

Professor Paul Garside, Chair in Basic Immunology at the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation and Dean of Global Engagement, was one recipient for his contribution to education.

Professor Garside said: “I’m delighted and honoured to accept this recognition from my adopted city - particularly in my 30th year in Glasgow. I have been very lucky to have an extremely rewarding career greatly enriched by colleagues and students from all over the world. I believe more strongly than ever in the importance of education.”

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal of the University of Glasgow, said: “Paul has an outstanding track record for research, teaching, and outreach, and this award shows that the impact of his work goes far beyond our University and our city."

Professor Garside is a world expert in immunology, as well as a leading research scientist, who formed part of the research team that successfully brought the Rheumatoid Arthritis Centre Excellence (RACE) to the University of Glasgow. He helped establish an internationally-accredited laboratory in Blantyre in Malawi following approval of £1 million funding from the Scottish Government’s International Development Fund. Currently the University’s Dean for Global Engagement (Africa and Middle East), he continues to teach undergraduates immunology subjects and is an enthusiastic STEM Ambassador.

First published: 5 June 2019