LJMU announces Honorary Fellowships for 2012
17 May 2012
Liverpool John Moores University has released details of the Honorary Fellowships to be conferred during this year.
Honorary Fellowships are given in recognition of outstanding achievement by an individual in a given field or profession and to those who exemplify LJMU's ethos to 'dream, plan and achieve.'
Professor Nigel Weatherill, Vice-Chancellor of LJMU comments:
"I am particularly pleased to announce this year's Honorary Fellows; as individuals they embody our ethos of Dream, Plan and Achieve and have deep and abiding links with both the city and with our University. Each of these individuals has achieved at the highest level in their professional lives and have done so with great integrity and passion. For our students, for our staff and for the wider community, it is fantastic that these inspirational individuals are joining the LJMU family and, as with all of our Fellows and extended community, we look forward to working with them after graduation."
This year LJMU will award Honorary Fellowships to:
Jamie Carragher - for his outstanding contribution to sport and charity
Jamie was born and grew up in Bootle, Merseyside. He is the Vice-Captain of Liverpool Football Club and is one of the club's longest-serving players. His involvement with the club started at 16 with the LFC youth team and he made his professional debut in 1997. Since then the team has won several titles including the FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA Cup and the Champions League. Throughout his career, Jamie has made regular contributions to charity which in 2006 resulted in him being awarded the Freedom of Sefton. In 2009 Jamie decided to set up his own charity, the 23 Foundation, which aims to make a difference in society by giving children and young people in Merseyside a chance to achieve their dreams, whether it be helping them to recover from illness or providing a framework to enable them to reach their goals. Jamie is married to Nicola and the couple have a son and a daughter, James and Mia.
Steve Collett - for his outstanding contribution to criminal justice services
Steve was appointed Chief Officer of Cheshire Probation Area in April 2001 and retired in December 2010 after a career which began as a probation assistant in Bootle, Merseyside in 1974. He qualified in social work at the University of Liverpool in 1977 and then worked in a variety of roles within Merseyside and Greater Manchester probation services. In the early 1980s Steve taught social work and social policy before returning to probation to take up a joint appointment with Merseyside Probation and the University of Liverpool. He chaired the Cheshire Criminal Justice Board from 2004 to 2007 and became a founding Vice-Chair of the Probation Chiefs Association. He has maintained a 20-year commitment to the Probation Journal through his membership of its Editorial Board and has written on a variety of criminal justice and social policy issues for peer-reviewed journals. Steve’s interest in social work and criminal justice grew out of his work as a residential volunteer in 1971 with the Liverpool Simon Community, a locally-based homelessness charity in which he retained involvement for over 30 years. He was a trustee of the charity and chair of its Council of Management for 12 years until its incorporation within a national housing charity in 2005.
Professor David Greenaway - for his outstanding contribution to Higher Education
Professor Greenaway is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham and an alumnus from Liverpool Polytechnic. A Professor of Economics, he was previously a Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and founding Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy in the School of Economics. He is currently a Member of the Government's Asia Task Force and a Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire. His previous roles include Chairman of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body; Member of the Senior Salaries Review Body; consultant to the World Bank, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Commission, the United Nations, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and HM Treasury; Chair of the Economics and Econometrics Panel for the UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2001 and 2008; Member of the Council of the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Non-Executive Director of the Nottingham Health Authority and Queens Medical Centre Hospital Trust.
Jane Greenwood - for her outstanding contribution to the field of costume design and innovative work with the arts
Jane is a costume designer for stage, television and film. Born in Liverpool, she attended LJMU's School of Art (then the Liverpool School of Art) and went on to the Central School of Arts and Crafts (now Central St Martins College of Art and Design). Jane started her professional career at the Oxford Playhouse where she designed a production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" which travelled to the XVII Venice Biennale in1958. Her work includes designing for more then 150 productions in New York, starting with the Broadway production "Ballad of the Sad Cafe" in 1963 and goes on to include 'Hamlet' with Richard Burton, directed by John Gielgud in1964 and Steven Sondheim's musical "Passion" in 1994. Other playwrights with whom she's worked directly and extensively include Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee. Films include "Arthur" with John Gielgud and Dudley Moore, "Glengary Glenross" with Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey and Jack Lemmon. Television work includes the mini series, "Kennedy" with Martin Sheen. Designs for opera include "Dialogue of the Carmelites" and "The Great Gatsby" at the Metropolitan Opera. She designed the world premiere of the opera "Moby Dick" written by Jake Hegy for the Dallas Opera and Adelaide Australia and continues a world tour. Recent Broadway productions include "A View From the Bridge" with Scarlet Johansen and "Driving Miss Daisy" with Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones for New York and London. "Million Dollar Quartet" is currently playing in New York and is also on a world tour. She has done many productions at the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut, the Public theatre's Shakespeare in the Park, including the current production of "As You Like It". Jane is a professor of Costume Design at Yale School of Drama since 1976. Her awards include 15 Tony nominations, Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999, the Helen Hayes Award, Drama Desk Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for Distinguished Work in the Theatre, and many others. In 2003 she was elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame. She is currently designing the musical, "Rebecca" which will mark 50 years of designing on Broadway.
Gerry Kinsella MBE - for his outstanding contribution to sport and opportunities created locally and nationally for disabled athletes
Gerry is the Chief Executive of Greenbank, a Liverpool based Charity established in 1983 which focuses on creating opportunities and enhancing the status of disabled and disadvantaged people through education, training, employment, sport and recreation. To raise funds in order to establish and develop Greenbank, Gerry took part in a number of fundraising activities including two wheelchair pushes from Land's End to John O'Groats. Gerry is a former Paralympian and a passionate advocate for disability sport. His sporting career spans from 1967 at the International Stoke Mandeville Games, the 1968 Paralympic games in Israel, the Germany and Canada games securing Paralympic Bronze in swimming and track. Gerry was a member of the Commonwealth games in New Zealand and Scotland achieving seven Golds; he went on to achieve Gold in three world Basketball Championships and numerous Golds at Stoke Mandeville International games in Pentathlon and Table Tennis over a 15 year period. Gerry received an MBE in 1991 for his success at Greenbank and he continues to organise International sporting competitions for disabled people.
Mick Laverty - for his outstanding contribution to UK regeneration
Mick is the Chief Executive of Advantage West Midlands (AWM) and an alumnus of Liverpool Polytechnic. During his time at AWM he was responsible for overseeing all of the 2,500 projects and programmes funded by AWM and played a leading role in major transformational schemes such as the re-development of: New Street Station, Eastside and Longbridge in Birmingham; Ansty Park in Coventry – home to the national manufacturing technology centre and i54 in Wolverhampton – home to Jaguar Land Rover’s new engine plant. Additionally, he led the development of the West Midlands' first two economic strategies in 2001 and 2004 and oversaw the development of the Agency's access to finance work. Under his leadership, in 2010, AWM were rated as the best performing Regional Development Agency by the National Audit Office and Mick was awarded the inaugural Birmingham Chamber of Commerce President’s award for services to business and the West Midlands. In 2011 AWM won the prestigious Midlands Excellence Award and in 2012 Mick was awarded the West Midlands Institute of Directors Chairman's award, again for services to business and the West Midlands. Mick is a father of four, a loyal Aston Villa supporter and a keen runner.
Rt Hon Lord Justice Leveson - for his outstanding contribution to the Legal Profession
Brian Leveson is Liverpool born and bred, educated at Liverpool College and Merton College Oxford, he was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1970 and practised on the Northern Circuit from chambers in Liverpool. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1986, and was a Recorder and a Deputy High Court Judge. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court, Queen's Bench Division, in 2000 when he was knighted, and served as a Presiding Judge of the Northern Circuit. In 2005 he was appointed to the new position of Deputy Senior Presiding Judge and in 2006, following his appointment as a Lord Justice of Appeal, he became Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales. In 2009, he was appointed Chairman of the Sentencing Council, a position he still holds. In 2010 Sir Brian Leveson presented the 95th Roscoe lecture in LJMU’s prestigious public lecture series. Sir Brian was appointed as Chairman of the Inquiry investigating the role of the press and police in the phone-hacking scandal in 2011. The Leveson Enquiry will make recommendations on the future of press regulation and governance consistent with maintaining freedom of the press and ensuring the highest ethical and professional standards.
Vasily Petrenko for outstanding contributions to Liverpool and the arts
Born in Leningrad, Vasily Petrenko started his music education at the St Petersburg Capella Boys Music School – the oldest music school in Russia, and then studied at the St Petersburg Conservatoire. He is recognised as one of the exceptional musicians of his generation. Vasily was appointed Principal Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2006; in September 2009 he became Chief Conductor. He was appointed Principal Conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in the same year, and is Principal Conductor Designate of the Oslo Symphony taking up the baton in the 2013/14 season. In recent seasons, he has also made numerous critically acclaimed debuts with major international orchestras. Recordings with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra include Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony, the 2009 Gramophone Awards Orchestral Recording of the Year; and an on-going cycle of Shostakovich symphonies of which No. 10 was the 2011 Gramophone Awards Orchestral Recording of the Year. Vasily was the Classical BRIT Awards Male Artist of the Year 2010, and the 2007 Gramophone Awards Young Artist of the Year. A football aficionado, Vasily is a supporter of Zenit St. Petersburg and takes a keen interest in Merseyside’s three clubs, Liverpool, Everton and Tranmere Rovers.
Lance Corporal Alan Redford - for his outstanding bravery and service to the people of the UK
In 2011, Lance Corporal Alan Redford was awarded the Military Cross by the Queen for his bravery and repeated acts of courage in Afghanistan. Born in Birkenhead, and a father of three, he received this leading Army honour after he twice saved Allied lives while on tour as part of the 1st Mercia Regiment, who are based at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire. Lance Corporal Redford MC had previously toured Iraq, Northern Ireland and the Falklands during his time in the Army.
The Fellowships will be presented during LJMU's forthcoming graduation ceremonies week commencing 9 July 2012.
Nominations for Fellowships are invited from both inside and outside the University and are selected on a confidential basis by a special committee representing the Board of Governors, the Academic Board and the Students' Union.