UKRI community recognised in 2023 New Year Honours

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UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) congratulates all those who were recognised in the 2023 New Year Honours.

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

Professor Melanie Welham, UKRI People, Culture and Talent lead said:

It is fantastic that research and innovation is represented across the New Year Honours and a privilege to see that members of the UKRI community have been recognised.

A huge thanks and congratulations to all who have received these richly deserved awards.

2023 New Year Honours recipients

Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour

  • Professor Sir Michael Gideon Marmot, Director, Institute of Health Equity, University College London. For services to public health

Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire

  • Professor Sir Partha Sarathi Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Cambridge. For services to economics and to the natural environment
  • Professor Dame Hermione Lee, Emeritus Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford. For services to English literature

Knight and Dame Commanders of the Order of the British Empire

  • Professor Ian Trevelyan Chapman, Chief Executive Officer, UK Atomic Energy Authority. For services to global fusion energy
  • Professor Peter William Mathieson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Edinburgh. For services to higher education
  • Dr Julie Katharine Maxton, Executive Director, The Royal Society. For services to science and to the law
  • Professor Heather Jane McGregor, Provost and Vice Principal, Heriot-Watt University Dubai. For services to education, to business and to heritage in Scotland
  • Professor Cathryn Elizabeth Nutbrown, Professor, School of Education, The University of Sheffield. For services to early childhood education

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

  • Professor Richard Bardgett, Professor of Ecology, The University of Manchester. For services to soil ecology and climate change science
  • Professor David Christopher Crossman, Chief Scientist (Health), Scottish Government. For services to public health in Scotland
  • Professor Christopher Paul Day, Vice Chancellor and President, Newcastle University. For services to health research and treatment
  • Professor Jane Cecelia Falkingham, Professor of Demography and International Social Policy, University of Southampton. For services to demographic research
  • Professor Rebecca Jane Francis, Chief Executive Officer, Education Endowment Foundation. For services to education
  • Dr David Halpern, What Works National Adviser. For public service
  • Professor Robert Joseph Plomin, Professor of Behavioural Genetics, King’s College London. For services to scientific research
  • Professor Colin Bryan Riordan, President and Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University. For services to higher education
  • Dr Gurdial Singh Sanghera, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Oxford Nanopore Technologies plc. For services to the technology sector
  • Professor Christopher Stringer, Research Leader, Human Evolution, Natural History Museum. For services to the understanding of human evolution
  • Professor Gillian Wright, Director at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh. For services to astronomy
  • Dr Linda Yi-Chuang Yueh, Fellow in Economics, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford and Adjunct Professor of Economics, London Business School. For services to economics

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

  • Professor William Dominic Joshua Abrams, Professor of Social Psychology, University of Kent. For services to the social sciences
  • Professor Nishi Chaturvedi, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Director, Lifelong Health and Ageing Unit, University College London. For services to medical research
  • Dr Brian George Mackie Dickie, Director of Research Development, Motor Neurone Disease Association. For services to motor neurone disease research
  • Professor Bridget Emmett, Head of Soils and Land Use, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. For services to soil and ecosystem science
  • Professor Peter Ghazal, Sêr Cymru II Professor of Systems Medicine, Cardiff University. For services to systems immunology
  • Professor Edward Harcourt, Lately Director of Research, Strategy and Innovation, Arts and Humanities Research Council. For services to interdisciplinary research
  • Professor Ewen Munro Harrison, Professor of Surgery and Data Science, The University of Edinburgh. For services to the COVID-19 response
  • Professor Richard Jones, Science Fellow, Applied International Development, Met Office. For services to climate science
  • Professor Janet Mary Lord, Professor of Immune Cell Biology and Director, MRC-Versus Arthritis Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research, University of Birmingham. For services to older people
  • Professor Graeme Milligan, Gardiner Chair of Biochemistry and Deputy Head, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow. For services to biomedical research and to industry
  • Professor Terry Moore, Emeritus Professor, University of Nottingham. For services to satellite navigation
  • Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian, Managing Director, Energy Innovation Centre, The University of Sheffield. For services to net zero research and to innovation
  • Professor David Price, Lately Vice-Provost, Research, Innovation and Global Engagement, University College London. For services to science and to research
  • Professor Timothy Ross Vorley, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Oxford Brookes Business School. For services to enterprise, to entrepreneurship and to innovation

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

  • Zoë Bowden, Lately ISIS Deputy Director and Head of Operations. For services to science
  • Jonathan Michael Holmes Sellors, Legal Counsel and Company Secretary, UK Biobank and UK Biocentre. For services to medical research
  • Professor Sarah Wanless, Emeritus Fellow, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. For services to seabird ecology
  • Pauline Weatherall, Digital Atlas Manager, National Oceanography Centre. For services to bathymetry

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