Alumni honours

A number of our alumni have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to society in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020 and the New Year Honours 2021.

Alan Armson (BEng Civil Engineering 1972) was appointed an MBE for services to the community in Northamptonshire.

Dr Harnovdeep Bharaj (BMedSci Pharmacology and Therapeutics 1983, MB ChB Clinical Medicine 1985) was appointed an MBE for services to People with Diabetes in the South Asian Community.

Gordon Bridge (Hon LittD 2009) was appointed an OBE for services to the community in South Yorkshire.

Dr Hareen De Silva (MPH Public Health 2019) was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to General Practice during Covid-19.

Professor Valerie Gibson (BSc Physics 1983) was appointed an OBE for services to Science, Women in Science and to Public Engagement.

Alan Lane (BA English Literature 2000) was appointed an MBE for services to the community in South Leeds during Covid-19.

Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman (Photo: © David M. Benett / Getty).

Maureen Lipman (Hon LittD 1999) was appointed a DBE for services to Charity, Entertainment and the Arts.

Neil MacDonald (BA Economics and Accounting 1977) was appointed an OBE for services to Education and Business.

Professor Nigel Mathers (BSc Physiology 1974, MB ChB Medicine 1979, MD Paediatrics 1986) was appointed an MBE for services to General Practice.

Jonathan Seaton

Jonathan Seaton.

Jonathan Seaton (MA Law 2007, PG Dip Legal Practice 2008) was appointed an MBE for services to Technology and Education during Covid-19.

Professor Hora Soltani-Karbaschi (MMedSci Human Nutrition 1994, PhD Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1997) was appointed an MBE for services to Higher Education and to Maternal and Infant Health.

Stella Thebridge (BA German and Music 1978) was appointed an MBE for services to Public Libraries during Covid-19.

Claire Waldrom (MEd Inclusive Education 2001) was appointed an MBE for services to Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

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