UKRI community recognised in 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours

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UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) congratulates all those who were included in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Recipients were recognised for their many and varied contributions, including those funded by or associated with UKRI.

Knight or Dame

Professor Helen Valerie Atkinson CBE FREng

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University. For services to Engineering and Education.

Professor John Alexander David Aston Harding

Professor of Statistics, University of Cambridge, and lately Chief Scientific Adviser, Home Office. For services to Statistics and Public Policymaking.

Professor Sarah Catherine Gilbert

Saïd Professorship of Vaccinology, Jenner Institute and Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine. For services to Science and Public Health in COVID Vaccine Development.

Sir Andy Hopper CBE FRS FREng

Treasurer and Vice-President, the Royal Society. For services to Computer Technology.

Professor Peter William Horby

Professor, Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health, University of Oxford. For services to Medical Research.

Professor Martin Jonathan Landray

Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology, Oxford University. For services to Public Health and Science.

Anne Helen Richards CVO CBE FRSE

For services to Financial Services, to Women, to Education and to Science.

Companion of the Order of the Bath

Professor Guy Poppy

Lately Chief Scientific Adviser, Food Standards Agency and Professor of Ecology, University of Southampton. For services to Food Safety and Security.

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Professor Jameel Sadik Al Khalili

Professor of Physics and Professor of Public Engagement in Science, University of Surrey. For services to Science and Public Engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Professor Paul Elliot

Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine, Imperial College London. For services to Scientific Research in Public Health.

Professor Alissa Tamar Goodman

Professor of Economics, and Director, Centre for Longitudinal Studies, University College London. For services to Social Science.

Dr Norman Harrison

Lately Non-Executive Director, UK Atomic Energy Authority. For services to Fusion and the Nuclear Industry.

Professor Thomas William Shakespeare

Professor, Disability Research, International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. For services to Disability Research (London, Greater London).

Professor Thomas Solomon

Chair of Neurological Science, University of Liverpool. For services to Neurological and Emerging Infections Research.

Professor William James Sutherland

Miriam Rothschild Professor, Conservation Biology, University of Cambridge. For services to Evidence-based Conservation.

Professor Fiona Tomley

Professor, Experimental Parasitology, The Royal Veterinary College. For services to Animal Health.

Office of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Professor Michael Benton, FRS, FRSE

Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology, University of Bristol. For services to Palaeontology and to Community Engagement.

Professor Jagjit Singh Chadha

Director, National Institute of Economic and Social Research. For services to Economics and Economic Policy.

Dr Frederick Andrew Clements

Lately Chief Executive Officer, British Trust for Ornithology. For services to Conservation and Policy.

Paul Jonathan Fox

Lately Chief Operating Officer, Natural Environment Research Council. For services to Scientific Research.

Professor Matthew James Keeling

Professor, Mathematics Institute and School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick. For services to Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) during the COVID-19 response.

Dr John Anderson McLean

Lately Head, Microelectronics Support Centre, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. For services to Pan-European Microelectronics Design Tools Provision for Academia.

Professor Jane Memmott

Professor of Ecology, University of Bristol. For services to Insect Pollinators and Ecology.

Dr Ellen Brooks Pollock

Senior Lecturer, Disease Modelling and Veterinary Public Health, University of Bristol. For services to the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling and SAGE during the COVID-19 response.

Professor Rebecca Julia Shipley

Professor, Healthcare Engineering, University College London. For services to the Development of the Continuous Positive Airways Pressure Device during the Pandemic Nationally and Internationally.

Dr Elizabeth Rowsell

Research and Development Director, Johnson Matthey. For services to Chemistry, Commercialisation and Promoting Diversity in STEM.

Dr Gavin Mark Siriwardena

Head of Terrestrial Ecology, British Trust for Ornithology. For services to Biodiversity in the UK.

Dr Christopher Martin Timperley

Fellow, Chemistry and Operational Readiness Group, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. For services to UK Defence and Security.

Honorary OBE

Professor Massimo Palmarini

Director Medical Research Council, University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research. For services to Public Health.

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Clegg Richard Bamber

Co-founder, Red Box Project, Portsmouth. For services to Education.

Dr Abdul Raffey Faruqi

Lately Senior Research Scientist, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. For services to Medical Research.

Priya Guha

Venture Partner, Merian Ventures, and Member, Innovate UK Council. For services to International Trade and Women-Led Innovation.

Dr Joanna Jenkinson

Head of Infections and Immunity, Medical Research Council. For services to COVID-19 Research Funding.

Professor Ray Brian Jones

Professor of Health Informatics, University of Plymouth. For services to Digital Health and Social Care.

Jennifer Suzanne McDonnell

Knowledge Transfer Manager, Knowledge Transfer Network. For services to the Green Economy.

Dr Laura Jane Frances Shallcross

Associate Professor of Public Health, University College London. For services to Adult Social Care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor Bridget Mary Shield

Acoustic Engineer. For services to Acoustic Science and to Inclusion in Science and Engineering.

Clifford John Thornton Stott

Professor of Social Psychology, Keele University. For services to Crowd Psychology and the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Medallist of the Order of the British Empire

Daniel Benjamin Black

For services to Laser Technology Innovation.

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