Eugene Lloyd awarded Otto Hutter teaching prize

Dr Lloyd, a senior teaching fellow at Bristol University, teaches on pre-clinical medicine and dentistry courses as well as physiology degrees. He has won several awards for his teaching at Bristol University and was cited for his consistently high student feedback,  commitment to teaching and his role in developing the courses he teaches on. 

The Otto Hutter prize recognises an individual’s contribution to teaching undergraduate physiology. Eugene was selected by The Society's Education and Outreach Committee, and will receive a £1,000 prize. £500 of the prize money is awarded to the prize winner’s host department to support teaching and learning in physiology.

On hearing he had received the award, Eugene said “I am honoured and delighted to be awarded the Otto Hutter Physiology Teaching Prize for 2011. I would like to express my gratitude to the teachers that inspired me and to my colleagues that encouraged me to become involved with the education of undergraduates.”

Professor Judy Harris, who nominated Eugene for the award, said "Eugene is an inspirational teacher - he is able to enrich clear explanations of physiological principles with personal clinical experiences in ways that engage, enthuse and enlighten students from first year undergraduates to postgraduate medical trainees.  He is a worthy winner of the Otto Hutter Teaching Prize."

The prize's namesake began his career during the war as a scientific technician at the Wellcome Physiological Research Laboratories, before completing a BSc and PhD at UCL. As well as having a successful research career, Otto has helped spread physiology education to a wider world, both internationally and through teaching innovation. At Glasgow, he pioneered perhaps the first, fully-integrated electrophysiological lab for junior teaching, The Society is greatful to Otto for agreeing to lend his name to its Physiology Teaching Prize.

More information can be found on the teaching prize here.