UKRI community recognised in 2021 New Year Honours

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UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) congratulates all those who were recognised in the 2021 New Year Honours.

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

Knight or Dame

  • Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, University of Cambridge, for services to people with autism
  • Robert Chote, lately Chairman, Office for Budget Responsibility, for services to fiscal policy and to the economy
  • Professor Rachel Griffith, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Council member and director at Institute for Fiscal Studies and Professor at The University of Manchester, for services to economic policy and to education
  • Carol Propper, economist, for services to economic policy and to public health
  • Professor David Stuart, MRC professor, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Council member, Diamond Light Source and University of Oxford, for services to medical research and to the scientific community.

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

  • Stephen Bagshaw, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Council member, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, for services to the UK manufacturing and biotechnology sector
  • Professor Wendy Bickmore, Medical Research Council (MRC) Human Genetics unit and Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, for services to biomedical sciences and to women in science
  • Professor Allister Ferguson, University of Strathclyde, for services to science and to industry
  • Professor Usha Goswami, University of Cambridge, for services to educational research
  • Professor Francesca Happé, King’s College London, for services to the study of autism
  • Professor Sheila Rowan, STFC Council, Institute for Gravitational Research, University of Glasgow, for services to science
  • Professor Sembukuttiarachilage Silva, University of Surrey, for services to science, to education and to research
  • Professor Andrew Thompson, former Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Executive Chair and UKRI International Champion, for services to research
  • Keith Thompson, former CEO of the Cell & Gene Therapy Catapult, for services to science and innovation
  • Professor Shearer Carroll West, former AHRC Director of Research and Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Nottingham, for services to higher education
  • Dr Pauline Williams, MRC Council member at GlaxoSmithKline for services to medical research and development.

Office of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

  • Robert Buckingham, UK Atomic Energy Authority, for services to robotic engineering
  • Professor James Calder, Imperial College London, for services to sport and to exercise
  • Professor Dan Clark, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, for services to clinical engineering, particularly during COVID-19
  • Dr Hermione Cockburn, Dynamic Earth, for services to public engagement in science
  • Joy Duxbury, Manchester Metropolitan University, for services to mental health nursing
  • Professor Valerie Gibson, University of Cambridge, for services to science, women in science and to public engagement
  • Professor Daniel Kelly, Cardiff University, for services to cancer care research and education nationally and internationally
  • Professor Mohan Edirisinghe, University College London, for services to biomedical engineering
  • Professor Lorraine Maltby, University of Sheffield, for services to environmental biology, animal and plant sciences
  • Sara Pepper, Clwstwr, for services to the creative economy
  • Anthony Price, Chief Executive, Swanbarton Ltd for services to the energy storage industry
  • Isobel Sheldon, UK Battery Industrialisation Centre for services to motor vehicle battery technology
  • Professor Eleanor Stride, University of Oxford, for services to engineering.

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

  • Professor Mark Brandon, Open University, for services to polar science
  • Professor Dawn Brooker, University of Worcester, for services to people affected by dementia
  • Christine Campbell, Scottish Association for Marine Science, for services to marine science
  • Professor Keith Godfrey, University of Southampton for services to medicine during the COVID-19 response
  • Dr Alison Monaghan, British Geological Survey, for services to geology
  • Professor Lorraine Sherr, University College London, for services to vulnerable children and to families
  • Kelly Vere, University of Nottingham, for services to Higher Education.

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