Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery receives knighthood at Buckingham Palace
16 May 2019
Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery was awarded a knighthood for Services to Bioethics and Healthcare Law.
Sir Jonathan was named in the Queen's New Year’s Honours 2019 for Services to Bioethics and Healthcare Law.
Professor Sir Jonathan joined UCL Laws in 2013. Alongside his academic contributions during his time at UCL, he has been Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Chair of the Health Research Authority, and a member of the Morecambe Bay Investigation panel that examined NHS failures in relation to neonatal and maternal deaths in Cumbria.
He made a number of media appearances to explain the issues in the Charlie Gard litigation and his article ‘The Tragedy of Charlie Gard’ was published in Law Innovation and Technology in February this year. An open access version of his recently published piece on ‘Bioethics after Brexit’ in Medical Law International is now online.
More recently, Sir Jonathan commenced his appointment as Chair of Oxford University Hospitals NHSFT.
Sir Jonathan commented:
“I am very proud of this recognition, which is a testament to the importance of bioethics and healthcare law for our public life. I have been touched by the many kind messages that I received after the announcement and have had a fantastic day celebrating with my parents, wife and daughters.
“It has been a privilege to work with so many wonderful people in this field and I am looking forward to continuing to do so.”