Equality award for Stirling academic

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A University of Stirling academic has been recognised for her work in gender and disability equality.

Kirstein Rummery, Professor of Sociology/Social Pol & Criminology, won the Equality Champion of the Year award at the inaugural Scottish Diversity Awards 2017.

Professor Kirstein Rummery

Professor Kirstein Rummery  

The awards celebrate individuals, organisations and businesses that actively contribute to the spread of diversity, equality and empowerment across Scotland, making it a culturally-diverse and integrated country.

The awards ceremony was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow on Monday 11 December.

Irfan Younis, CEO of organisers Creative Oceanic, said: “We are honoured and delighted to have such great finalists and winners. Scotland prides itself as a welcoming country that provides space for everyone and aims to treat all people equally. The awards aim to highlight that.”

Professor Rummery said: “It was an honour to be nominated amongst such august company for this award, and even more of an honour to have won it. It shows how engaged the University of Stirling is with current issues that my research work in gender and disability equality has had such an impact in wider society, and that it was recognised in this way.”

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Media enquiries to Rosemary Free, Communications Officer, on 01786 466 169 or rosemary.free@stir.ac.uk