Professor Christine Hallett received the award of Doctor of the University in recognition of her leadership and outstanding contribution to the development and re-shaping of the University of Stirling in 2012.
An international expert in the field of social policy, Professor Hallett’s insights and analysis of our social welfare systems remain highly influential. Her work on child welfare and protection is regarded as ground-breaking, laying the foundations for today’s good practice in child protection.
The University of Stirling thrived under Professor Hallett’s leadership, expanding student numbers and raising its profile and standing on the world stage. She led the successful campaign for the refurbishment of the University library and, in her final year as Principal, the University of Stirling achieved the accolade Sunday Times Scottish University of the Year.