UKRI community recognised in 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours

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UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) congratulates all those who were recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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

Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients

Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour

The recipients included:

  • Marina Warner, Birkbeck College, University of London and University of Oxford, for services to the humanities.

Knight and Dame Commanders of the Order of the British Empire

The recipients included:

  • Professor Peter Bruce, University of Oxford, for services to science and innovation
  • Professor Clare Grey, University of Cambridge, for services to science.

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire

The recipients included:

  • Professor James Durrant, Imperial College London and Swansea University, for services to photochemistry and solar energy research
  • Dr Darren Henley, Arts Council England, for services to the arts
  • Miranda Lowe, Natural History Museum, for services to science communication and diversity in natural history
  • Catherine Mallyon, Royal Shakespeare Company, for services to theatre and to the arts
  • Professor James McLaughlin, Nanotechnology and Integrated Bioengineering Centre, for services to higher education and research
  • Professor Mary Ryan, Imperial College London, for services to education and materials science and engineering
  • Professor Stephen Smartt, Queen’s University Belfast, for services to science
  • Professor Renee Elizabeth Sockett, University of Nottingham, for services to microbiology
  • Professor Fiona Steele, London School of Economics, for services to statistics in the social sciences
  • Dr David Sweeney, Research England, for services to higher education
  • Professor Stephen Young, University of Cambridge, for services to software engineering.

Officers of the Order of the British Empire

The recipients included:

  • Professor Babak Akhgar, Sheffield Hallam University, for services to security research
  • Professor John Barrett, University of Leeds, for services to climate change assessment
  • Professor Constantin Coussios, University of Oxford, for services to biomedical engineering
  • Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, University of Cambridge, for services to cancer research
  • Professor Karen Heywood, University of East Anglia, for services to oceanography
  • Dr Helene Hewitt, Met Office, for services to climate science
  • Miranda Lowe, Natural History Museum, for services to science communication and diversity in natural history
  • Professor Samia Nefti-Meziani, Centre for Autonomous Systems and Advanced Robotics, for services to robotics
  • Professor Sarah Smith, University of Bristol, for services to economics and education
  • Professor David Worsley, Swansea University, for services to advanced materials and solar energy research.

Members of the Order of the British Empire

The recipients included:

  • Professor Charlotte Deane, University of Oxford and Exscientia, for or services to COVID-19 research
  • Professor Rachel Gomes, University of Nottingham, for services to research and education
  • Joanne Hughes, Queen’s University Belfast, for services to education and to the community in Northern Ireland
  • Dr Marion Oswald, for services to digital innovation
  • Professor Robert McGreevy, League of Advanced European Neutron Sources, for services to science and services to science
  • Dr Adrian Weller, Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, for services to digital innovation.

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