Academics shine in New Year's honours

Key figures in science, medicine lead cohort recognised for contributions to higher education, reports Tariq Tahir.

January 4, 2008


John Michael Ashworth, scientist and educationalist

John Irving Bell, regius professor of Medicine, Oxford University

Roger Mark Jowell, co-founder and director, European Social Survey and research professor, City University

Alexander Fred Markham, lately chief executive, Cancer Research UK

Robert Naylor, chief executive, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Timothy Michael Martin O'Shea, principal and vice-chancellor, Edinburgh University

Bruce Anthony John Ponder, head, department of oncology, Cambridge University

John Stewart Savill, vice-principal and professor of experimental medicine, Edinburgh University

Brian William Vickers, senior fellow, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Ian Wilmut, director, Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine


Lynne Janie Brindley, chief executive, British Library

Kay Elizabeth Davies, Lee's professor of anatomy, Oxford University


Margaret Bent, senior research fellow, All Souls College, Oxford

Christine Braddock, principal, Matthew Boulton College, Birmingham

Michael Alan Brown, vice-chancellor, Liverpool John Moores University

Michael Anthony John Ferguson, professor of molecular parasitology, Dundee University

Stephen Byram Furber, ICL professor of computer engineering, Manchester University

Jeremy John Denis Greenwood, lately director, British Trust for Ornithology

Richard Gordon Handover, chair, Adult Learning Inspectorate

Valerie Joan Lund, professor of rhinology, Ear Institute, and honorary consultant, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, Royal Free NHS Trust

Stella Mbubaegbu, principal and chief executive, Highbury College, Portsmouth

Michael William John Noble, professor of social policy, Oxford University

Ole Holger Petersen, George Holt professor of physiology, Liverpool University

Martyn Poliakoff, research professor in chemistry, Nottingham University

Seona Reid, director, Glasgow School of Art

William Christie Shaw, professor of orthodontics, Manchester University

Jonathan Paul Shepherd, director, Violence and Society Research Group, Cardiff University

Brian Geoffrey Spratt, professor of molecular microbiology, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, London


Roger Begy, chair, Learning and Skills Council, Lincolnshire and Rutland

Margaret Ann Buck, lately head, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

Robert Harvey Cassen, emeritus fellow, St. Antony's College, Oxford, and visiting professor, London School of Economics

David Beresford Cragg, regional director, Learning and Skills Council, West Midlands

Clair Evelyn Houssemayne Du Boulay, postgraduate dean, Wessex Deanery, NHS Education South Central

Philip Arthur Dyer, consultant clinical scientist, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Amir Kabal, member, Learning and Skills Council, National Equality and Diversity Sub-Committee

Lou Kushnick, lately honorary professorial fellow in race relations, Manchester University

Jean Catherine Manson, head of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy division and neuropathogenesis unit, Roslin Institute

Elaine Barbara Martin, professor in industrial statistics, Newcastle University

Peter Michael Neumann, tutor in mathematics, Queen's College, Oxford

Philip Routledge, professor of clinical pharmacology and honorary consultant physician, Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust

Martin Peter Severs, associate dean (clinical practice), Faculty of Science, Portsmouth University

Stuart Hugh Somerville, head, Farm Business Services Group, Scottish Agricultural College

Geoffrey Southworth, deputy chief executive and strategic director for research and policy, National College for School Leadership

Andrew James Thomson, lately dean, Faculty of Science, University of East Anglia

Ian Paul Tunbridge, executive director, Combined Universities in Cornwall

James Walvin, emeritus professor of history, York University

Kasturi Arachchi Ariya Saman Warnakulasuriya, professor of oral medicine and experimental oral pathology, King's College, London


Subhash Anand, professor of technical textiles, Bolton University

Anna Thevarthundiyil Thomas-Betts, senior lecturer and college tutor, Imperial College London

Janet Ann Brightwell, personal secretary, Medical Research Council's Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Damian Cranmer, lately director of music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Edward Victor Deverson, head of division, Estates and Facilities, Babraham Institute, Cambridge University

Sally Edie, head of sports programmes and sports development, Surrey University

Peter John Ford, lately chief technician, department of physics, Bath University

Elaine Evelyn Heal, catering manager, Teignmouth Community College, Devon

Christine Helen Humfrey, JP, director, international office, Nottingham University

Talat Javed, lately teacher of Urdu, South Birmingham College

Brian Kerry, head of nematode interactions unit, Rothamsted Research

Arti Kumar, associate director, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Bedfordshire University

Janet McCauslin, assistant principal, Lauder College

David McInally, lately services supervisor, Paisley University

Kenneth James Orgill, head of support services, Birmingham University

Alan Robert Potter, lately chief executive, Institute of Biomedical Science

Veronica Wootten, chair of governors, Queen Alexandra College, Birmingham



Richard Salisbury Ellis, for services to science



Kenrick Roford Leslie, for contributions to meteorology and science


Arile Oswald Petters, for services to science and education.

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