SSERC's inaugural Honorary Fellowship Award

30 May 2022
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SSERC launched the Honorary Fellowship on the 20th of May 2022 at the SSERC/STEM Learning STEM Awards event in Glasgow.

The award of Honorary Fellowship is a prestigious award made to individuals who made an exceptional contribution to STEM learning and training in Scotland throughout their career and demonstrate the values associated with the SSERC.

The SSERC Board of Directors and Trustees were delighted to be able to present the inaugural SSERC Honorary Fellowship to Paul Beaumont. Paul’s nomination by the Board is in recognition of a long and distinguished career within STEM education and training which spans some 40 years, underpinned by values which are at the heart of all SSERC activity: respect, integrity, innovation and passion and excellence.

Paul Beaumont – resumé

Paul studied biochemistry as an undergraduate at Salford University and followed this with PhD work in photobiology and radiation biology. After a brief spell teaching chemistry in the state sector in North Wales he spent 2 years as a postdoctoral research associate in the Laboratory of Radiation Biology, University of Texas at Austin, USA before returning to the North East Wales Institute where he became Head of Science.

Paul moved to Scotland in September 2008 to join SSERC and until his retirement in December 2019 he was involved in the development and delivery of professional learning programmes for science teachers and technicians. He was appointed as SSERC’s Director of Professional Learning in 2016. In September 2019, Paul was awarded the Convener’s Award from the General Teaching Council for Scotland for his work in respect of professional learning.

To see Paul’s full resumé CLICK HERE