Date: 11 June 2018
A number of NIHR leaders and researchers supported by the NIHR have been recognised for their achievements in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2018.
Dean of the NIHR Faculty Trainees Professor David Jones, who is also Professor of Liver Immunology at Newcastle University and lead for the liver disease theme with the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre, has received an OBE for services to liver disease and training.
Professor Jones said: “I am delighted, and very pleasantly surprised, to be awarded an OBE for my work in liver medicine and in academic training. My whole career has been focused on improving the lives of patients with the liver disease primary biliary cholangitis and in helping the next generation of medical researchers. It is nice to know your efforts are seen and appreciated.
“Everything has been done as part of teams and I acknowledge the support and contribution of my colleagues at Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the National Institute for Health Research.”
Simon Denegri, NIHR National Director for Patients, Carers and the Public, has been awarded an OBE for services to public health and social care research.
Professor Matthew Hotopf, Director of the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre and Vice Dean of Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London, has been awarded a CBE for services to mental health research.
Professor Hotopf said: “I am deeply honoured to receive this award. It represents the contributions of a huge number of people in my research team, the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre and the wider academic community at King’s College London, working to improve the profile of mental health research and ultimately to benefit people with mental health problems.”
Professor Paul Little, former Director of NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research and Professor of Primary Care at University of Southampton, has likewise been awarded a CBE for services to general practice research.
Other NIHR leaders who have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours include:
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