Eminent Rugby professor wins prestigious award - The Rugby Observer

Eminent Rugby professor wins prestigious award

Andy Morris 9th Aug, 2019   0

AN EMINENT professor from Rugby has been given the most prestigious individual award in higher education.

Professor Richard Wilding OBE has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by higher education charity Advance HE following a rigorous selection process.

The Rugby resident – a world-renowned Professor at Cranfield University – was one of just 54 academics nationwide to receive the title, which showcases outstanding individuals who teach in UK higher education.

He said: “It is an honour and privilege to receive this national award.




“Teaching and education is not an individual activity, it also reflects on the dedicated professional colleagues I work with at Cranfield and within the logistics, transport and supply chain profession globally.

“Through our educational endeavours we have created significant economic, environmental and societal impact.”


Prof Wilding is Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield School of Management and Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Previously, when winning the Logistics100 award at the annual Logistics Awards in 2017, he said: “Rugby is a critical location for the logistics industry as recent investments demonstrate. I am incredibly proud to live in Rugby and support this industry here.”

Professor Sir Peter Gregson, Cranfield’s Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor, said: “This is richly deserved recognition of Richard’s impact in his 20 years as a member of the Cranfield community.

“His expertise in the logistics, transport and supply chain management is recognised internationally and his contributions to the sector have continued to improve learning and teaching for the benefit of today’s students.”

Nominees for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme are peer-reviewed by teaching and learning professionals, and must provide evidence of reach, value and impact to students, and excellence within the teaching profession.

Each National Teaching Fellow has a role in becoming an ambassador for the scheme and supporting the ongoing enhancement of learning and teaching.

Alison Johns, Advance HE’s chief executive, said: “Becoming a National Teaching Fellow is a huge achievement. It can be truly life-changing.”

Prof Wilding will receive his award at a special ceremony in Manchester on October 16.

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