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Queen's Birthday Honours for the UCL community

19 June 2014

A number of people from the UCL community have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

David Fish

Professor David Fish (UCL Partners) has been knighted for services to the NHS. Professor David Fish became Managing Director of UCLPartners when it was established in June 2009, following a distinguished career in clinical leadership in the NHS and as a consultant in clinical neurophysiology and neurology. As Managing Director of UCLPartners, David has led the development of the academic health science partnership, instilling a culture of collaboration and support across universities, the NHS and industry for the benefit of a population of six million people. 

Speaking about the honour, Professor Fish said: "I am delighted and feel hugely privileged to be recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.  It is testament to the unremitting effort and inspiration of all the staff in UCLPartners, the commitment across the partnership and the support of local communities that is helping to transform the lives of so many people."

Professor Catherine Law (UCL Institute of Child Health), Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology and Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital, has received a CBE for her services to Public Health.

Professor Law said: "As a public health doctor I am very concerned about the health of our nation's children, particularly those already living in disadvantage. As a scientist, I believe that research is a powerful tool to promote population health and tackle the unfairness of health inequalities, and I hope this award recognises the importance of this science. I am privileged to work with wonderful colleagues at UCL Institute of Child Health and elsewhere - any award to me is theirs as well".

UCL alumni, former staff and honorary degree holders represented in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list include:

  • Professor David Spiegelhalter, OBE FRS (UCL MSc Statistical Science 1975 & UCL PhD Statistical Science 1978) - Knights Bachelor for services to Statistics.
  • Dr Rosalind Altmann (UCL BSECN 1977 & UCL PhD Economics 1981) - CBE for services to Pensioners and Pension Provision.
  • Steven Bramley (UCL LLB 1982) - CBE for public service.
  • Professor David Delpy (UCL DSc 1991, UCL Honorary Fellow & former Head of UCL Medical Physics & Bioengineering) - CBE for services to Engineering and Scientific Research.
  • Professor Denise Lievesley (UCL BSc Statistics 1971 & UCL Honorary Fellow) - CBE for services to Social Science.
  • Professor Michael Worton (Former Vice-Provost, International & Fielden Professor of French Language and Literature) - CBE for services to Higher Education.
  • Professor Aziz Sheikh (UCL BSc Physiology 1990) - OBE for services to Medicine.
  • Michael Bartlett (UCL LLM 2004) - MBE for services to Equality and Social Justice.
  • Valerie Bott (UCL BA History 1970) - MBE for services to Heritage and Conservation.
  • Dr Howard Freeman, JP (UCL MBBS 1979) - MBE for services to Primary Care.
  • Andrew Thomas Cayley QC (UCL LLM Law 1986) - CMG for services to international criminal law and human rights.
  • Peter Howes (UCL BA Russian & German 1995) - OBE for services to British commercial interests in Kazakhstan.
  • (Maurice) David Landau (UCL Laws 1970) - OBE for services to advancing UK/Israel understanding and peace in the Middle East.
  • Nikesh Mehta (UCL MSCI Chemistry 1999) - OBE for services to British foreign policy, British interests in Malaysia and promoting diversity.
  • Dr Claire Lemer (UCL MBBS Medicine 2000) - BEM for services to children's health.



  • Top: Professor David Fish (UCL Partners) Bottom: Professor Catherine Law (UCL Institute of Child Health)