New Year's Honours List
7 January 2008
Several prominent UCL staff and alumni were recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours list 2008.
Knighthoods were conferred upon Ian Gerald McAllister (BSc Economics 1964), non-executive chairman of Network Rail, for services to transport; Robert Naylor, chief executive of UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for services to healthcare; and Professor Bruce Ponder (PhD Molecular Virology 1977), a leading oncologist, for services to medicine.
Dr Vanessa Lawrence, an Honorary Fellow of UCL, who is director-general and chief executive of Ordnance Survey, was made a Companion of the Order of Bath (CB).
Dame Lynne Brindley, (CDIP SLAIS 1975, MA SLAIS 1976), the chief executive of the British Library, received a DBE.
CBEs were awarded to Matthew Baggot (BA Medieval History), a Fellow of UCL, who is Chief Constable of Leicestershire Constabulary, for services to the police; to Professor Richard Salisbury Ellis, (BSc Astronomy 1971, visiting professor 2005), professor of astronomy at the California Institute of Technology, for services to science; to Professor Christine Hawley, Dean of the UCL Bartlett School, for services to architectural education; to Professor Valerie Lund, professor of rhinology at the UCL Ear Institute, for services to medicine; to Professor Brian Spatt (BSc Microbiology 1968, PhD Microbiology 1973), professor of molecular biology at Imperial College London, for services to science; and to Marjorie Wallace (BA Clinical Medicine), founder and chief executive of Sane, for services to mental healthcare.
OBEs were awarded to John Bardell (BA Geography 1981), formerly chief officer of the Metropolitan Police Special Constabulary, for services to the police; and to Michael Garston, an Honorary Fellow of the Medical School of the Royal Free Hospital, for chartable services.
Two MBEs were also awarded to members of the UCL community - one to Rajendra Rattan (PDIP Clinical Dentistry, 1986), for services to dentistry, and the other to Dr John Sandford-Smith, an alumnus of the Middlesex Hospital School, for services to blind people in developing countries.