University staff honoured in New Year’s list

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Nick Sikora

Six members of University staff have been recognised in this year’s New Year’s Honours list, being awarded two CBEs, two OBEs and two MBEs, respectively.

CBEs were awarded to Professor Peter Kennedy, head of the University’s Clinical Neurosciences division, and Professor Karen Vousden, Director of the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, who both received their honours in recognition of services to clinical science.

Speaking of his appointment, Professor Kennedy said: “I was truly delighted to receive this honour for my research work contributions in clinical science.”

Professor Margaret Reid, an honorary senior research fellow within the University’s Division of Community Based Sciences, was awarded an OBE for services to healthcare and higher education. She said: “I feel very honoured and pleased to be the recipient of an OBE. I’ve always felt the University of Glasgow has been extremely supportive towards me, my career and research. I would like to feel that the award also enhances the reputation and standing of the University.”

Her fellow OBE recipient was Professor Stewart Hillis, of the University’s Division of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences and medical director at the Scottish Football Association.
Professor Hillis was recognised for services to medicine and sport following a 35 year career.

MBE recipients included Professor Mandy MacLean, Professor of Pulmonary Pharmacology, for her services to science, and Elizabeth Dunlop of the University library, in recognition of her lifelong work in the voluntary sector.

Speaking of receiving the honour, Elizabeth Dunlop said: “I feel that it has added to a lot to my life and to that of my family and friends. I think my overriding feeling is ‘why me?’ and then, ‘what will I wear?’”