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Professor Dame Vicki Bruce receives Honorary Degree at Queen's University, Belfast

We are delighted to announce that on Friday 29th June 2018, our very own Professor Dame Vicki Bruce will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate for distinction in education at Queen's University Belfast.  Vicki is an eminent psychologist who is known for her work on human face perception and person memory, including face recognition and recall by eye witnesses and other aspects of social cognition. 

Vicki is an Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the British Academy, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.  She has served as Vice-President of the British Academy, and as President of the Experimental Psychology Society, the British Psychological Society and the European Society for Cognitive Psychology.  She has chaired research assessment panels in the UK and Hong Kong, and served on a number of Higher Education funding agencies including six years on the Northern Ireland Higher Education Council.

Professor Dame Vicki Bruce said, “I am delighted to be given this honorary doctorate.  It is wonderful to see the commitment of Queen’s University to world class research and to celebrate that the University is now in the Top 200 in the recent QS World University Ranking 2019.  It is also a privilege for me to help celebrate the School of Psychology’s many impressive achievements including the Athena Swan Gold award, reflecting its outstanding support for career development of women in science.”

Vicki is among 12 individuals who receive honorary degrees this summer at Queen’s University Belfast.  Queen's awards honorary degrees to individuals who have achieved high distinction or given significant service in one or more fields of public or professional life, and who serve as ambassadors for the University and Northern Ireland around the world.  Click here for further information.

published on: 27 June 2018