Dr Lorenzo Santorelli awarded The Lynne Millward Award

Dr Lorenzo Santorelli stood in garden wearing full gown, holding framed certificate and trophy.

Dr Lorenzo Santorelli, former St Cross Fellow, has been awarded the Lynne Millward Award for academic staff member of the year at the University of Surrey. Dr Santorelli is a programme director for the university's Biological Sciences programme.

The award recognises staff members at the University of Surrey who show excellence at engaging, motivating and inspiring students; go the extra mile to support students and willingness to give up time to answer questions and see students; have a positive attitude to teaching and learning; and the ability to enthuse students about a subject area, availability to students on the programme.

Dr Santorelli's research interests focus on the evolution of cooperative behaviour in macro and microorganisms using an interdisciplinary approach, involving entomology, molecular biology, genetics, animal behaviour and microbiology. At the University of Surrey, he has supervised final year projects on several subjects.