Higher education figures recognised in New Year honours

December 31, 2011

Three British Nobel Prize winners head the list of academics recognised in this year’s New Year honours list.

Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, both professor of physics at University of Manchester, have been knighted for services to science. The pair shared the 2010 Nobel Prize in physics for their work on graphene.

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, a structural biologist at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, was also knighted for services to molecular biology. Dr Ramakrishnan won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 2009.

Geoffrey Hill, professor of poetry at the University of Oxford, was knighted for services to literature.

Christopher Snowden, vice-chancellor of the University of Surrey, was honoured with a knighthood for services to engineering and higher education, while Glynis Breakwell, vice-chancellor of the University of Bath, was named a dame for services to higher education.

Dame Glynis said: “It is wonderful to be honoured for simply doing the things I love, working with people that I admire, as part of a great university in a city of beauty and spirit.”

Matthew Moss, private secretary to the vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge, was named a Member of the Royal Victorian Order. Such titles are conferred directly by the monarch without political input on those who have performed a personal service for the Queen or her family.

KNIGHTS BACHELOR

John Armitt, chairman, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
For services to engineering and construction.

Stephen Bloom, head of division for diabetes and endocrinology, Imperial College London
For services to medical science.

Simon Donaldson, Royal Society professor of mathematics, Imperial College London
For services to mathematics.

Andre Geim, professor of physics, University of Manchester
For services to science.

Geoffrey Hill, professor of poetry, University of Oxford
For services to literature.

Diarmaid MacCulloch, professor of the history of the church, University of Oxford
For services to scholarship.

Konstantin Novoselov, professor of physics, University of Manchester.
For services to science.

Mark Pepys, emeritus professor of medicine, University College London
For services to biomedicine.

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, scientist, Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology
For services to molecular biology.

Patrick Sissons, Regius professor of physic, University of Cambridge
For services to research and education in clinical medicine.

Christopher Snowden, vice-chancellor, University of Surrey
For services to engineering and to higher education.

Robert Watson, professor of environmental sciences and director of strategic development, Tyndall Centre, University of East Anglia

ROYAL VICTORIAN ORDER

MVO

Matthew Moss, private secretary to the vice-chancellor, University of Cambridge

DBE

Glynis Breakwell, vice-chancellor, University of Bath
For services to higher education.

CBE

Mel Ainscow, professor of education, University of Manchester
For services to education.

Madeleine Atkins, vice-chancellor, Coventry University
For services to higher education.

Karin Barber, professor of African cultural anthropology, University of Birmingham
For services to African studies.

Dinesh Bhugra, professor of mental health and cultural diversity, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
For services to psychiatry.

Alan Bundy, professor of automated reasoning, University of Edinburgh
For services to computing science.

Jack Crane, professor of forensic medicine, Queen’s University Belfast
For services to forensic pathology.

Naim Dangoor, philanthropist
For charitable services.

Peter Fidler, vice-chancellor, University of Sunderland
For services to higher education.

Clare Fowler, emeritus professor of uro-neurology, University College London
For services to uro-neurology.

James Mansell, emeritus professor of learning disability, University of Kent
For services to people with intellectual disabilities.

Ursula Martin, professor of computer science, Queen Mary, University of London
For services to computer science.

Seamus McDaid, principal and vice-chancellor, University of the West of Scotland
For services to higher education.

Eileen Munro. professor of social policy, London School of Economics
For services to children and families.

Judith Petts, dean of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Southampton
For services to scientific research.

David Phillips, president, Royal Society of Chemistry and professor of chemistry, Imperial College London
For services to chemistry.

Keith Ridgway, professor of design and manufacture and research director, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, University of Sheffield
For services to manufacturing research.

Trevor Robbins, professor of cognitive neuroscience and director, Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, University of Cambridge
For services to medical research.

Andrew Sentance, professorial fellow, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
For services to the economy.

Sarah Springman, professor of geotechnical engineering, ETH Zurich
For services to triathlon.

James Steele, head, School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University
For services to dentistry and oral health.

Philip Sutton, visiting professor in the department of electronic engineering, University College London

Lionel Tarassenko, chair in electrical engineering, University of Oxford
For services to engineering.

OBE

David Allen, registrar and deputy chief executive, University of Exeter
For services to higher education.

Thomas Beattie, honorary senior lecturer in child life and health, University of Edinburgh
For services to children’s healthcare in Scotland.

Dianne Berry, professor of psychology and dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Reading
For services to scientific research.

Celia Brackenridge, professor in youth sport, Brunel University
For services to equality and child protection in sport.

Peter Buckley, professor of international business, University of Leeds
For services to higher education, international business and research.

Terry Butland, deputy vice-chancellor, Middlesex University
For services to higher education.

Rachel Carr, chief executive officer and co-founder, IntoUniversity
For services to education.

Ruth Margaret Chambers, honorary professor of healthcare, Staffordshire University
For services to primary care.

Rachel Cooper, director, Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts and professor of design management, Lancaster University
For services to education.

Mohamed El-Gomati, professor of electronics, University of York
For services to science.

Maggie Gee, teaching fellow, University of Sussex
For services to literature.

David Gibson, senior lecturer in enterprise education, Queen’s University Belfast
For services to higher education in Northern Ireland.

Jean Golding, emeritus professor of paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, University of Bristol
For services to medical science.

Stuart Hazeldine, professor of geology, University of Edinburgh
For services to climate change technologies.

Robert Owen Jones, research professor in Welsh, Cardiff University
For services to safeguarding the Welsh language in Argentina.

Peter Latchford, visiting professor of enterprise, Birmingham City University
For services to business and to the community in the West Midlands

Niall Lothian, adjunct professor, INSEAD
For services to corporate and civic governance in Scotland.

James McLaughlin, professor in advanced functional materials, University of Ulster
For services to research and economic development in Northern Ireland

Frank Morgan, vice-chancellor, Bath Spa University
For services to higher education.

Ella Ritchie, deputy vice-chancellor, Newcastle University
For services to higher education.

Stephen Singleton, visiting professor of applied epidemiology, Newcastle University
For services to public health.

Diana Woodhouse, former pro vice-chancellor research, Oxford Brookes University
For services to legal scholarship and higher education.

MBE

Anthony Acland, director, AimHigher Hampshire and Isle of Wight Partnership
For services to higher education.

Wendy Barber, administrator, Institute of Education, University of London
For services to higher education.

Peter Carpenter, honorary executive secretary, Kurt Hahn Trust, University of Cambridge
For services to Anglo-German relations and to higher education.

June Coulson, departmental secretary, department of psychology, Lancaster University
For services to higher education.

Basiro Davey, deputy director, Health Education and Training Programme Africa, the Open University
For services to higher and health education.

Grace Dorey, professor of physiotherapy, University of the West of England
For services to healthcare.

Jean Fawcett, director of academic development and review, London Metropolitan University
For services to higher and further education.

Avice Hall, principal lecturer, University of Hertfordshire
For services to higher education and to the community in St Albans.

Kath Hodgson, director of learning and teaching support, University of Leeds
For services to higher education.

Stephen Lambert-Humble, honorary professor of dentistry, University of Kent
For services to dental care and education.

Rhona Johnston, professor of psychology, University of Hull
For services to education.

Roger Pope, former head of student services, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
For services to higher education.

Derek Raine, director, Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, University of Leicester
For services to science education.

Richard Roberts, visiting professor in business, De Montfort University
For services to UK small and medium-sized businesses.

Ian Robertson, former chief executive, National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship
For services to enterprise.

Brian Walker, founding director, Centre of Religions for Reconciliation and Peace, University of Winchester
For services to higher education.

Marion Walker, professor of stroke rehabilitation, University of Nottingham
For services to stroke rehabilitation and stroke survivors.

Robert Walker, professor of social policy and fellow, Templeton Green College, University of Oxford
For services to social policy research.

Elizabeth William, former director, IT Wales, Swansea University
For services to women in science, engineering and technology.

John Wills, assistant director, MRC National Institute for Medical Research
For services to science.

DIPLOMATIC SERVICE AND OVERSEAS LIST

KNIGHTS BACHELOR

Brian Greenwood, professor in clinical tropical medicine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
For services to malaria research in Africa.

OBE

Julian Cooper, professor of Russian economic studies, University of Birmingham
For services to Soviet and Russian economic studies.

Leigh Gibson, director, British Council

Andrew Glass, former director, British Council, Serbia and Montenegro.

Derek Offord, professor in Russian studies, University of Bristol
For services to Russian studies in language and culture.

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