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UCL staff recognised in New Year Honours 2017

6 January 2017

Congratulations to the members of the UCL community who have been recognised in the 2017 New Year Honours list.

UCL Wilkins Portico statue

Current UCL staff with honours conferred this year are:

  • Professor Polina Bayvel (UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering) - CBE for services to Engineering.
  • Professor Claire Callender (UCL Institute of Education) - OBE for services to Education.
  • Professor Peter Jones (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering) - OBE for voluntary services to National Transport Policy.
  • Professor Miranda Wolpert (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) - MBE for services to Child and Adolescent Mental Healthcare.
  • Dr Nicola Wetherall (UCL Centre for Holocaust Education) - MBE for services to Holocaust Education, Genocide Prevention and Human Rights Education.

Emeritus, visiting, honorary and former staff with honours conferred are:

  • Dr Jim Smith (Honorary Professor, UCL Faculty of Life Sciences), Knight Bachelor for services to Medical Research and Science Education.
  • Professor Nicola Lacey (UCL LLB 1979, Former UCL staff member) - CBE for services to Law, Justice and Gender Politics.

UCL alumni, fellows, honorary degree holders and donors represented in this year's list include:

  • David Ord (UCL BSc Economics 1969) - Knight Bachelor for political service and service to the community in the South West.
  • David Sloman (Chief executive, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust) - Knight Bachelor for services to the NHS.
  • Joy Hutcheon (UCL BA 1986) - CB for services to International Development.
  • Cyril Chantler (Honorary Fellow and Former Chair of UCL Partners) - GBE for services to Leadership in Healthcare.
  • Professor Kamaldeep Bhui (Bachelor of Science 1985) - CBE for services to Mental Health Research and Care.
  • Professor Richard Burdett (UCL MSc Architecture 1981) - CBE for services to Urban Planning and Design.
  • Lesley Sundstrom (UCL Bachelor of Science 1988) - CBE for services to Defence.
  • Richard Winter (UCL BA Philosophy & Economics 1985) - CBE for voluntary services to International Development through Save the Children and Merlin.
  • Alison Baum (UCL MSc Neurological Science 1994) - OBE for services to Tackling Child Health Inequalities.
  • Joanna Burgess (UCL graduate 1974) - OBE for services to Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
  • Aminatta Forna (UCL LLB 1985) - OBE for services to Literature.
  • Timothy Haigh (UCL graduate 1976) - OBE for voluntary service to Homeless People in the UK and particularly Abroad.
  • Nicholas Logsdail (UCL Slade graduate 1967) - OBE for services to the Arts.
  • Amanda Nobbs (UCL MSc 1985) - OBE for services to Flood and Coastal Risk Management and Environment Protection.
  • Professor John Van Reenen (UCL MPhil Economics 1993) - OBE for services to Economics and Public Policy Making.
  • Penelope Cox (UCL MA (Effective Learning & Teaching) 2004) - MBE for services to Education.
  • Manisha Tailor (UCL MA (Leadership) 2011)  MBE for services to Football and Diversity in Sport
  • Dr Wendy Warren (UCL MBBS Medicine (Clinical) 1987) - MBE for services to Emergency Planning and Health Protection.