Professor Alistair Greig has been named a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Greig, Professor of Marine Engineering and UCL Mechanical Engineering’s Director of Studies, has received the prestigious nod, reserved for highly experienced academics who demonstrate effective strategic leadership in academic practice and development.
The Higher Education Academy is the UK’s national body for championing teaching excellence in tertiary institutions, in Great Britain and across the globe. While the institution boasts some 73,000 fellows, Professor Greig joins a much more exclusive club of some 500 Principal Fellows in the UK. He is one of a handful at UCL, including President and Provost Professor Michael Arthur and Vice-Provost (Education and Student Affairs) Professor Anthony Smith.
Being a Principal Fellow gives Greig further scope to influence tertiary education standards beyond UCL Mechanical Engineering and the Faculty of Engineering Sciences. He already acts as a subject expert for the European Commission and sits on a number of boards and committees related to research and education policy within Europe, alongside being a member of the Board of Trustees for the IMarEST.
This acknowledgement is the latest in a string of recent accomplishments for the professor. Greig was made a UCL Professor effective October 2016 and became a Fellow of the Institution for Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in 2015.