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Queen recognises UCL staff and alumni in birthday honours

16 October 2020

Congratulations to members of UCL’s community who have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020.

Queen Elizabeth Birthday honours list 2020

Seven current UCL staff and a host of UCL alumni were commended for their services to academia, higher education, science, the economy and creative industries. In the annual awards lists, delayed this year due to the pandemic, two UCL scientists were honoured for their work in relation to COVID-19.

  • Professor Richard Catlow (UCL Chemistry), was appointed Knight Bachelor for services to Leadership in Science and Research.
  • Professor Geoff Mulgan (UCL Science, Technology, Engineering & Public Policy) was also appointed Knight Bachelor, for services to the Creative Economy.
  • Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience), Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, was awarded a CBE for services to Neuroscience.
  • Professor Sarah Walker (MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL), Professor of Medical Statistics, received an OBE for services to Academia and the COVID-19 response.
  • Professor Sally Grantham-McGregor (UCL GOS Institute of Child Health), Emeritus Professor of Child Health and Nutrition, was made an OBE for services to Early Childhood Development in Developing Countries.
  • Professor Imran Rasul (UCL Economics), Professor of Economics, was awarded an OBE for services to Social Sciences.
  • Professor Tim Baker (UCL Mechanical Engineering) received an MBE for services to Healthcare in the UK and Abroad during COVID-19.

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