2017 winners

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Mary Codd
University College Dublin
Associate Professor in Epidemiology & Biostatistics
School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Sports Science

Mary Codd is Associate Professor at the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Sports Science at University College Dublin. She graduated in Medicine (UCD) and, following residency in internal medicine, studied Epidemiology and Biostatistics (University of Minnesota, USA, and Trinity College Dublin). As a hospital-based, and later Ministry of Health-based, clinical epidemiologist Mary saw at first hand the need for education and training in research methods and interpretation of data among healthcare professionals and policymakers. She was appointed as Senior Lecturer at UCD in 2008 where she teaches modules in epidemiology, applied research methods and data management, biostatistics and computational methods. She is currently Director of the UCD MPH programme, delivered at both UCD and Penang Medical College, Malaysia. She is also Director of the consultative group, UCD CSTAR, a recognised UCD Academic Centre for Support and Training in Analysis and Research.


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Zoë Anne Soon
University of British Columbia Okanagan
Senior Instructor
School of Health and Exercise Sciences
Faculty of Health and Social Development

 Zoë Soon obtained an Honours Biochemistry B.Sc. (UBC) in 1993, a M.Sc. in Genetics (U. of Sussex) in 1995, and a Ph.D. in Biology specializing in cardiomyocyte and skeletal myocyte development (York University) in 2000.  She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at MDS Analytical Technologies and continued at MDS working as a bio-applications scientist. Currently she is a senior instructor teaching five large core courses for human kinetics and nursing students.  At the same time she is heavily involved in pedagogical research and contributing to UBC’s breakthrough role in educational leadership.  She strives to design innovative, efficient, and engaging lessons that advance her students’ knowledge and success in the classroom.