The awards celebrate outstanding professional development and commitment to excellence of practising scientists, with awards and commendations presented in four categories corresponding with the four Science Council registers: Registered Science Technician (RSciTech), Registered Scientist (RSci), Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach), and CSci. This year’s winners were announced by the Science Council at their 5th annual CPD awards, hosted at the Institute of Physics in London last week.
Sarah was nominated for the award by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), based on her inspirational programme of CPD over a 12-month period, which was submitted as part of the revalidation process for her Chartered Statistician (CStat) and CSci certifications. Through her CPD record, Sarah demonstrated her expertise and dedication to integrity and professional excellence, which benefit not only the quality of her professional service but ultimately our team, clients and the wider statistical community. The awards recognise both development in expanding technical scientific skills and in wider professional skills including teamworking, mentoring, and leadership, through a variety of CPD activities.
Sarah said, “I’m very proud to have received this award, and my thanks go out to both the Science Council and the RSS for my nomination. I’m lucky that my role at Select offers me lots of exciting opportunities for development, simply due to the varied work that I undertake both on interesting client projects and in supporting the other members of our consultancy team. It was a pleasure to attend the awards last week and be given the opportunity to speak about my approach to CPD, and also to meet so many inspiring scientists from different fields and hear about the varied ways in which they ensure that they continually develop in their roles.”
Congratulations again to Sarah and to all the other worthy winners and commendations recognised at the awards, including fellow RSS member Linsay Gray who was commended in the CSci category. The full list of successful nominations from this year’s Awards are given on the Science Council’s website here: CPD Awards Winners 2019. If you’re looking for inspiration, the winners of the 2019 CPD Awards have also put together a selection of their top tips for CPD here: Top Tips for CPD.