Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019: knighthood for UAL vice-chancellor

Three vice-chancellors get CBEs, as Anna Vignoles, Lee Elliot Major and Kevin Fong also among those honoured

June 7, 2019
Nigel Carrington

Nigel Carrington, vice-chancellor of the University of the Arts London, has been knighted in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

He joined the university as vice-chancellor in 2008, after a career in law and business, including a spell as managing director of the McLaren Formula One racing team.

Others knighted include Robert Williams, vice-chancellor of Swansea University between 1994 and 2003, while there is a damehood for Elan Stephens, emeritus professor of communications and creative industries at Aberystwyth University, who was formerly chair of the S4C Authority.

They were among dozens of eminent academics and higher education professionals on the list.

There were CBEs for three other vice-chancellors: Staffordshire University’s Liz Barnes, Lancaster University’s Mark Smith, and Coventry University’s John Latham.

There was also a CBE for Anna Vignoles, professor of education at the University of Cambridge, and an OBE for Lee Elliot Major, professor of social mobility at the University of Exeter and former chief executive of the Sutton Trust.

Kevin Fong, honorary senior lecturer in physiology at UCL and a television presenter, was made an OBE.

nick.mayo@timeshighereducation.com


Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019

Among those given knighthoods:

  • Ian Boyd, professor of biology, University of St Andrews, and chief scientific adviser, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. For services to science and economics on food and the environment.
  • Nigel Carrington, vice-chancellor, University of the Arts London. For services to higher education and the creative industries.
  • Mark Caulfield, chief scientist, Genomics England, and professor of clinical pharmacology, Queen Mary University of London. For services to the 100,000 Genomes Project.
  • Stephen Cleobury, director of music, King’s College, Cambridge. For services to choral music.
  • Peter Donnelly, chief executive, Genomics plc, and professor of statistical science, University of Oxford. For services to the understanding of human genetics in disease.
  • Robert Williams, former vice-chancellor, Swansea University. For services to higher education, research and the Welsh language.

Among those appointed dames:

  • Elan Stephens, emeritus professor of communications and creative industries, Aberystwyth University. For services to Welsh government and broadcasting.

Among those appointed CBE:

  • Liz Barnes, vice-chancellor, Staffordshire University. For services to higher education.
  • Paul Bates, professor of hydrology, University of Bristol. For services to flood risk management.
  • Kenneth Brown, professor of mathematics, University of Glasgow. For services to the mathematical sciences.
  • Michele Burman, head of the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow. For services to criminology.
  • Graham Collingridge, professor of neuroscience in anatomy, University of Bristol. For services to biomedical sciences.
  • Lorne Crerar, former professor of banking law, University of Glasgow. For services to economic and community development in Scotland.
  • Harminder Singh, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, University of Nottingham. For services to eye healthcare, health and ophthalmology.
  • Tamsin Ford, professor of child and adolescent psychiatry, University of Exeter. For services to psychiatry.
  • John Latham, vice-chancellor, Coventry University. For services to higher education.
  • Marie Le Quere, professor in the School of Environmental Sciences and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia. For services to climate change science.
  • Graham MacGregor, professor of cardiovascular medicine, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine. For services to cardiovascular disease.
  • Hector MacQueen, professor of private law, University of Edinburgh. For services to legal scholarship.
  • Sylvia Richardson, director, Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge. For services to medical statistics.
  • Mark Smith, vice-chancellor, Lancaster University. For services to research and higher education.
  • David Southwood, senior research investigator, Imperial College London and lately chair, UK Space Agency. For services to space science and industry in the UK and Europe.
  • Anna Vignoles, professor of education, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. For services to social sciences.
  • Robert Welbury, professor of paediatric dentistry, University of Central Lancashire. For services to paediatric dentistry, dental education and safeguarding for children.

Among those appointed OBE:

  • Paul Collier, head of Beams department, Cern. For services to science and technology.
  • Malcolm Russell, lately director, Kellogg College, Oxford. For services to the historic environment, conservation and education.
  • Catherine Amos, professor of health promotion, University of Edinburgh. For services to public health.
  • Caroline Barron, emeritus professor in the department of history, Royal Holloway, University of London. For services to education.
  • Michael Bevan, deputy director, John Innes Centre. For services to plant genomics.
  • Sarah Broadie, professor of moral philosophy and Wardlaw professor, University of St Andrews. For services to classical philosophy.
  • Hannah Cloke, professor of hydrology, University of Reading. For services to flood forecasting and the development of hazard early warning systems.
  • Kevin Fong, honorary senior lecture in physiology at UCL and consultant anaesthetist, UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. For services to medicine and healthcare.
  • Tamara Galloway, professor of exotoxicology, University of Exeter. For services to environmental science.
  • Susan Hartley, director, York Environmental Sustainability Institute, University of York. For services to ecological research and public engagement.
  • Sarah Hewlett, emerita professor of rheumatology nursing, University of the West of England. For services to people with arthritis and nursing research.
  • Bettany Hughes, visiting research fellow, King’s College London and historian, author and broadcaster. For services to history.
  • Beverley Hunt, professor of thrombosis and haemostasis, King’s College London and consultant in clinical haematology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. For services to medicine.
  • Sudhesh Kumar, dean, Warwick Medical School. For services to medicine and to diabetes care.
  • Fred Land, emeritus professor of information systems at the London School of Economics. For services to the information systems industry.
  • Lee Elliot Major, lately chief executive, Sutton Trust. For services to social mobility.
  • Janet Metcalfe, head, Vitae. For services to researcher career development.
  • Dorothy Miell, vice-principal and head, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh. For services to higher education and psychology.
  • Shantashil Mitter, professor of history and politics of modern China, University of Oxford. For services to education.
  • Michael Norton, chair, Digital Systems Engineering Community of Practice at the Royal Academy of Engineering. For services to engineering and the digital economy.
  • Richard Ovenden, librarian, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. For services to libraries and archives.
  • Mahesh Parmer, professor of medical statistics and epidemiology and director, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, UCL. For services to medical research and clinical trials.
  • Geraldine Thomas, professor of molecular pathology, Imperial College London. For services to science and public health.
  • Alison Watson, professor of international relations, University of St Andrews. For services to education.
  • Graham Wren, special adviser to the principal, Strathclyde University. For services to education, science and engineering.

Among those appointed MBE:

  • Antony Bayer, professor of geriatric medicine and director, Memory Assessment Service, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. For services to healthcare.
  • Richard Betts, head of climate impacts research, Met Office Hadley Centre and chair in climate impacts, University of Exeter. For services to understanding climate change.
  • Lynne Boddy, professor in the School of Biosciences, Cardiff University. For services to mycology and public engagement in science.
  • Jane Core, lately director of student and library services, Northumbria University. For services to higher education.
  • Abigail Gregory, deputy pro vice-chancellor, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Manchester Metropolitan University. For services to exports.
  • Jane Haley, neuroscience scientific coordinator, University of Edinburgh. For services to scientific engagement and education.
  • Melanie Leng, chief scientist for environmental change, British Geological Survey, and professor, University of Nottingham. For services to environmental research.
  • Abbie McKenna, workforce development manager, Ulster University. For services to higher education and to deaf children.

Among those appointed Medallist of the Order of the British Empire:

  • Fiona Ellwood, lately senior lecturer and external examiner, University of Chester, and patron, Society of British Dental Nurses. For services to dentistry.
  • Susan Henderson, student services manager, University of Winchester. For services to higher education.
  • Maryanne Mariyaselvam, national innovation accelerator fellow, clinical research fellow, Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Trust and University of Cambridge. For services to healthcare.
  • Matthew Scott, senior warden, University of Warwick. For services to students and the community in Warwick.
  • Ian Sherriff, academic partnership lead for dementia, University of Plymouth. For services to people affected by dementia.
  • Jessica Feinmann, research physicist, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London. For services to gender diversity in science.

Among those appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George:

  • Ian Hodder, professor of anthropology, Stanford University. For services to archaeology and UK/Turkey relations.
  • Virgil Jordan, professor of breast medical oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas. For services to women’s health.
  • Richard Carwardine, emeritus Rhodes professor of American history, Corpus Christi College, Oxford. For services to the study of American history in the UK and the US.
  • Charlotte Watts, professor of social and mathematical epidemiology, London School of Hygiene. For services to global health and international development.

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Going, going, gong. I'd rather a list of those who refused - respect to them.

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