Glasgow principal knighted in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Among other sector figures to be honoured, principal of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama is appointed a dame

June 16, 2017

Anton Muscatelli, the vice-chancellor and principal of the University of Glasgow, has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

The former principal of Heriot-Watt University, who will become the chair of the Russell Group later this year, was recognised for his services to economics and higher education.

Hilary Boulding, principal of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, has been appointed a dame. She will become the first female president of Trinity College, Oxford in August.

Meanwhile Lord Stern of Brentford, the chair of the 2016 review into the research excellence framework, has been appointed a Companion of Honour. The president of the British Academy was honoured for his services to economics, international relations and tackling climate change.

Other university leaders to be honoured include Richard Lister, vice-chancellor of the University of Suffolk, and Jane Turner, pro vice-chancellor for enterprise and business engagement at Teesside University. Both were appointed OBE.


Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017

Among those appointed Companion of Honour:

  • Nicholas Herbert, Baron Stern of Brentford, professor of economics and government at the London School of Economics and president of the British Academy, for services to economics, international relations and tackling climate change
  • Sir John Edward Sulston, formerly chair of the Institute of Science Ethics and Innovation at the University of Manchester, for services to science and society

Among those given knighthoods:

  • George Benjamin, Henry Purcell professor of composition at King's College London, for services to music 
  • Hugh Godfray, Hope professor of zoology at the University of Oxford, for services to scientific research and for scientific advice to government
  • Simon Lovestone, professor of translational neuroscience at the University of Oxford, for services to neuroscience research
  • Anton Muscatelli, vice-chancellor and principal of the University of Glasgow, for services to economics and higher education
  • Graham Thornicroft, professor of community psychiatry at King’s College London, for services to mental health
  • Alimuddin Zumla, professor of infectious diseases and international health at University College London, for services to public health and protection from infectious disease

Among those appointed dames:

  • Hilary Boulding, principal of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, for services to education and culture in Wales
  • Xiangqian Jiang, director of the UK EPSRC Future Advanced Metrology Hub at the University of Huddersfield, for services to engineering and manufacturing
  • Parveen Kumar, professor of medicine and education at Bart’s and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, for services to medicine and medical education
  • Theresa Marteau, director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit at the University of Cambridge, for services to public health

Among those appointed CBE:

  • Serena Best, professor of materials science, University of Cambridge, for services to biomaterials engineering
  • Carol Brayne, professor of public health medicine at the University of Cambridge, for services to public health medicine
  • Norma Dawson, professor of law at Queen’s University Belfast, for services to legal education and the development of the legal profession in Northern Ireland
  • Carlos Silvestre Frenk, Ogden professor of fundamental physics at Durham University, for services to cosmology and the public dissemination of basic science
  • Jonathan Israel Gershuny, professor of economic sociology and senior research fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, for services to the social sciences and sociology
  • Aisha Gill, professor of criminology at the University of Roehampton, for services to tackling forced marriage, honour crimes and violence against women
  • Andrew Tym Hattersley, professor of molecular medicine at the University of Exeter, for services to medical science
  • Anthony Juniper, fellow at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, for services to conservation
  • Deborah Lawlor, professor of epidemiology at the University of Bristol, for services to social and community medicine
  • Melissa Leach, director of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, for services to the social sciences
  • Graham Andrew Leslie, visiting professor of enterprise and entrepreneurship at the University of Huddersfield, for services to entrepreneurship
  • John Moore, professor of political economy at the University of Edinburgh and professor of economic theory at the London School of Economics, for services to economics
  • Lucilla Poston, head of the Division of Women’s Health at King’s College London, for services to women’s health
  • Shamit Saggar, associate pro vice-chancellor and professor of political science and public policy at the University of Essex, for services to social science and public policy
  • Pamela Taylor, professor of forensic psychiatry at Cardiff University, for services to forensic psychiatry
  • Alexandra Walsham, professor of modern history at the University of Cambridge, for services to history

Among those appointed OBE:

  • Polly Louise Arnold, Crum Brown chair of chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, for services to chemistry and women in STEM
  • Katherine Blundell, professor of astrophysics at the University of Oxford, for services to astronomy and the education of young people
  • Susan Braye, emerita professor of social work at the University of Sussex, for services to vulnerable people
  • William Buchanan, professor of computing and director of the Centre for Networking, Security and Distributed Systems at Edinburgh Napier University, for services to cybersecurity
  • David Clark, Wellcome Trust investigator at the University of Glasgow, for services to education in Dumfries and Galloway and research into end-of-life care
  • Margaret Cupples, professor of general practice at Queen’s University Belfast, for services to higher education and healthcare in Northern Ireland
  • Belinda Dewar, professor of practice improvement at the University of the West of Scotland, for services to nursing
  • Sital Singh Dhillon, head of law and criminology at Sheffield Hallam University, for services to higher education
  • Christopher Elliott, pro vice-chancellor of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast, for services to the agri-food supply chain
  • Alison Mary Etheridge, professor of probability at the Mathematical Institute and department of statistics at the University of Oxford, for services to science
  • David Evans, national teaching fellow and senior lecturer in sexual health at the University of Greenwich, for services to nursing and sexual health education
  • Erica Haimes, emeritus professor of sociology and founding executive director of the Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre at Newcastle University, for services to social science
  • Emily Jackson, professor of law and vice-chair of the academic board at the London School of Economics, for services to higher education
  • Richard Lister, vice-chancellor of the University of Suffolk, for services to higher education
  • Clive Page, professor of pharmacology and head of the Sackler Institute of Pulmonary Pharmacology at King’s College London, for services to pharmacology
  • David Sandbach, director of the National Innovation Centre for Ageing at Newcastle University, for services to science, innovation and skills
  • Jane Turner, pro vice-chancellor for enterprise and business engagement at Teesside University, for services to business engagement
  • Thomas Welton, dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Imperial College London, for services to diversity and education

Among those appointed MBE:

  • Paul Lawrence Brown, mechanical instrumentation workshop manager at Imperial College London, for services to higher education
  • Fiona Jones, professor of rehabilitation research at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, for services to stroke rehabilitation
  • Rebecca Lunn, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Strathclyde, for services to science, technology, engineering and mathematics
  • Richard Taylor, visiting professor in civil engineering at the University of Bristol, for services to engineering
  • Catherine Walker, War Poets Collection curator at Edinburgh Napier University, for services to education, heritage and public engagement
  • Andrew Webb, school secretary of the London School of Economics, for services to higher education and to the community in East Anglia
  • Jennifer Woods, associate director (widening participation) at Kingston University, for services to widening access to higher education

Among those appointed GBE:

  • Sir David John Weatherall, Regius professor of clinical medicine emeritus at the University of Oxford, for services to medicine

ellie.bothwell@timeshighereducation.com

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