Success for UHI Shetland Lecturer

Congratulations are in order for UHI Shetland's Dr Lesley McEvoy, who was awarded the Unsung Hero award at last night's UK Aquaculture Awards 2023 which was held on Thursday 15th June in Inverness.

The Aquaculture Awards celebrates projects, businesses or individuals making an exceptional contribution to the global aquaculture community. Dr McEvoy was recognised for her outstanding contribution to the industry over many decades.  

Stuart Fitzsimmons, Senior Lecturer for Aquaculture at UHI Shetland said: “Lesley has been an inspiration to many staff and students and has always been committed and passionate about aquaculture.  She thoroughly deserves this accolade.”

The judges of the Aquaculture Awards were unanimous in wanting to recognise Dr McEvoy. They stated: “Most of her professional life has been in this field and she has supported the industry tirelessly. As a quiet, understated champion of aquaculture this award is rightfully her time to shine.”

Professor Jane Lewis, Principal and CEO of UHI Shetland added: “A very well done to Lesley on her achievement at the Aquaculture Awards. This award is well deserved and we are grateful to Lesley for all of the hard work and dedication she has shown to students over her many years working in aquaculture.”