The Award is made annually to staff for exceptional contributions to the University. It is open to any category of staff up to and including Heads of Department or equivalent.
As Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Dr Steggall is a member of the School’s senior management team, as well as managing a heavy education workload. He also works one and a half days a week as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at St Bart’s.
In addition Dr Steggall has supervised no fewer than five doctoral research projects this year, as well as continuing to publish his research concerning male sexual problems, such as erectile dysfunction (ED). While being a serious issue for male health, ED is often a key indicator of heart disease.
In his proposal for the award, the Dean of Health Sciences, Professor Stanton Newman, praised Dr Steggall’s commitment to City. “Despite a huge increase in workload from late 2010 and 2011 Martin has maintained his immense contribution across all his roles whilst maintaining his sense of humour. His reliability and positive influence on staff and students alike, with nothing ever being too much trouble, has been an inspiration to others.”
He was the lead on the development of a new adult nursing curriculum and progressed it to Professional Recognition.
Dr Steggall is an alumnus of the former School of Nursing and Midwifery (1996) and completed his doctorate at City University London in 2009. He also undertook research work in that year with Professor Chris Fowler in the field of urology.
In their conclusion for the award nomination, the School of Health Sciences said that: “Dr Steggall’s professionalism and commitment not only impacts on the student experience, but also enhances the reputation of the School and University through his work with the NHS and other professional organisations.”
The Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor thank Dr Steggall on behalf of everyone at City University London on his outstanding achievement.