Awards for Wellcome community in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Several members of the Wellcome community have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The list, which was announced over the weekend, includes over 1,000 people who are recognised for their achievements and contributions to society.

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Members of the Wellcome community recognised in the honours list include:

  • Carol Brayne, Professor of Public Health Medicine at the University of Cambridge and Chair of Wellcome’s Population and Public Health Review Group, who receives a CBE. 
  • David Clark, Wellcome Humanities and Social Science Investigator and Professor of Medical Sociology at the University of Glasgow, who receives an OBE.
  • Charles Godfray, Our Planet, Our Health award holder and Professor of Entomology at the University of Oxford, who receives a Knighthood.
  • Laura Green, Professor and Head of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick and a member of Wellcome’s Clinical Interview Committee, who receives a CBE.
  • Andrew Hattersley, Wellcome Senior Investigator and Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Exeter, who receives a CBE.
  • Deborah Lawlor, who holds a Wellcome Programme Grant and is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Bristol, who receives an MBE.
  • Professor Melissa Leach, Director of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, who receives a CBE.
  • Simon Lovestone, Professor of Translational Neuroscience at the Dementia Research Group at the University of Oxford which is part-funded by at Wellcome Strategic Award, who receives a Knighthood.
  • Professor Theresa Marteau, Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit at the University of Cambridge, who receives a DBE.
  • Dr Julie Maxton, Executive Director of the Royal Society, who receives a CBE.
  • Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, who becomes a Companion of Honour.
  • Professor Sir John Sulston, a pioneering geneticist and founding Director of the Wellcome Sanger Institute, who becomes a Companion of Honour.
  • Dr Beth Thompson, Wellcome's Head of Policy (UK and EU), who receives an MBE.
  • Professor Sir David Weatherall, founder of the Weatherall Institute for Molecular Medicine at University of Oxford, who receives a GBE.
  • Alimuddin Zumla, Professor of Infectious Diseases and International Health at University College London, who receives a Knighthood.

Our warmest congratulations to all those who have been honoured this year.

Dr Jeremy Farrar, Wellcome’s Director, said: "The Queen’s Birthday Honours is a wonderful way to celebrate the achievements and contribution to society of so many from Wellcome’s broad community. I am delighted for everyone who was recognised, but a very special mention and congratulations to Beth Thompson who led Wellcome’s work on EU data protection, which allowed critical research to proceed, ensured cross border collaboration and protected individual privacy. A huge achievement!"

More information

A full list of all those who have been recognised can be found on the government website.

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