The Ministry of Defense (MOD) Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) Professor Dame Angela McLean awarded the last CSA Commendations at a special ceremony held at MODheadquarters of, in London.
The awards recognize outstanding contributions by individuals and teams working in science and engineering across defense.
Although there have been many awards across the MODthe Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (dstl) received a significant number of awards for 2020 and 2021, with a special organizational award honoring hundreds of people across Dstl who had been involved in supporting the effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Colleagues lent their support to defence, health services and partners across government who requested dstlthe scientific expertise and advice of to lead and help fight the coronavirus and protect the health of UK citizens.
dstlPaul Hollinshead Managing Director said:
i’m so proud that dstlThe support of was recognized in this way. dstlScientific excellence has helped maintain defense results, support the country’s health response and government decision-making, and increase fundamental scientific understanding of the virus itself.
More than 350 scientists worked specifically on a wide variety of projects to support the fight against COVID-19, at home, on site or deployed in partner organizations across the world. UK.
MODit is CSA Professor Dame Angela McLean said:
I’m glad to see dstl so well represented CSA price this year and last year. I was particularly happy that dstlThe many important contributions of to the COVID response were recognized. In my personal experience, their work was essential.
There were a number of individual presentations, including to dstlof Sally Davies, who received an award for her work in the field of diversity and inclusion, and dstl‘s Jim Maltby for his work in science and engineering communication.
Sally’s quote highlighted how she has worked tirelessly with others to create a diverse and inclusive environment and remains committed to making a difference, remaining professional and committed to the cause of acceptance for all.
Jim initiated and led the delivery of the Virtual Reality Museum of the Future and other tools, from the brilliant idea in the first place to working closely with industry partners and game designers to make it a reality.
Dstl represents one of the most important sources of scientific and technical expertise in the UK. Our scientific and technical community is an important asset for MOD and provides essential contributions to UK defense and security in support operations, UK prosperity and the development of affordable surge capacities.
Learn more about dstl and our scientific and technological capabilities, as well as opportunities to join our exceptional workforce.