Scotland's Chief Scientific Officer Awards 2024

Scotland's Chief Scientific Officer Awards 2024
18 March 2024
Congratulations to all the winners of Scotland's Chief Scientific Officer Awards

Scotland's Chief Scientific Officer, Professor Catherine Ross, announced the winners of Scotland's Chief Scientific Officer Awards on Friday, 14 March, in a virtual event as part of Healthcare Science Week 2024.  

These awards celebrate the skills and expertise of our scientific workforce and recognise the positive impact Healthcare Scientists have on delivery of health services and patient outcomes.

We are delighted to announce several IBMS members won awards: 

  • Karen Brazier - Healthcare Scientist of the Year
  • Laura Green - Rising Star
  • Tamara Hanson - Improvement in Action
  • Max Bowler - Inspiring the Future Workforce

Karen Brazier on winning the Healthcare Scientist of the Year Award:

"I’m delighted to have been awarded the Healthcare Scientist of the Year, by the Chief Scientific Officer for Scotland, Catherine Ross. 

Any success that I’ve achieved has only been possible due to the support given to me by my colleagues, peers and organisation, for which I am extremely grateful. 

With the release of the Strategic Vison for HCS in Scotland I’m excited to see what we can achieve for our professions, while we continue working towards better health and care for our population."

Karen Brazier

Laura Green, winner of the Rising Star Award, commented: 

"I feel very honoured and grateful for receiving this award. It was not something I was expecting so it's very humbling to win. I love the work that I do and wouldn't want to be doing anything else.

I would like to thank everyone who has given me such wonderful support in my career up until now. A big congratulations to all the other winners and nominees."

Laura green

Tamara Hanson, winner of the Improvement in Action Award, commented:

"I am extremely delighted and grateful to be the recipient of this year's Scottish Chief Scientific Officer Award for Improvement in Action.

I am honoured to be recognised by peers for this work and share this award with my Blood Science Reception colleagues, as this approach was very much a team effort across the Lothian laboratories.

Working for NHS Lothian has always been a great passion of mine.

We always strive towards quality improvements that make a positive difference in the delivery of our laboratory service.

Along with my team, we will continue the progress we have made with more dedication than ever."

Hanson Tamara

Congratulations to all the winners. 


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