Lecturer receives Winston Churchill Medallion
31 July 2012
Lecturer awarded the prestigious Winston Chuchill Medallion by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.
Alison Lui, Senior Lecturer in Law, has recently received a Winston Churchill Medallion.
In February 2011, Alison was awarded the Winston Churchill Fellowship to travel and conduct research abroad. Alison's research area is Corporate Governance and Regulation of Banks. The Churchill Fellowship enabled her to spend three weeks at the Centre for Business Ethics and Board Effectiveness, Rotman School of Management, Toronto University; two weeks at Glass Lewis (an international proxy advisory service firm) in San Francisco and one week at Harvard University last summer to conduct research. Alison received her Churchill Medallion in recognition of her successful trip.
At the Fellowship Ceremony 2012 in London, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson awarded Alison her Churchill Medallion. Baroness Grey-Thompson was a Churchill Fellow of 1993 and winner of 16 Paralympic Olympics medals, 11 of which are gold. Baroness Grey-Thompson spoke of her experiences and the subsequent impact of her Fellowship. She finished by quoting her family motto of 'Aim high even if you hit a cabbage' and 'Have a goal and a dream, and never be afraid to try.'
After the ceremony, Alison commented "It is a privilege and honour to be awarded the Churchill Fellowship. I have learnt a tremendous amount from my travels. The knowledge and experience I gained will be of benefit to my students through dissemination and I hope that it will enhance their learning experiences at LJMU. Baroness Grey-Thompson was inspirational and she has inspired the next generation of athletes. I am determined to work even harder now and inspire my students as a Churchill Fellow."