In Oxford - The Radcliffe Camera
In Oxford - The Radcliffe Camera

Oxford academics recognised in 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours

The pioneering work of members of the University has been recognised in The Queen's Birthday Honours List

Professor Keith Hawton, Consultant Psychiatrist at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, is appointed CBE for services to Suicide Prevention.

Professor Yadvinder Malhi, Professor of Ecosystem Science at the School of Geography and the Environment, is appointed CBE for services to Ecosystem Science. Professor Malhi said: 'I am very surprised and humbled to receive this Honour. I am particularly pleased that it is “for services to ecosystem science”, and I hope it brings some more recognition to the vital importance of intact and restored ecosystems to our future on this planet.'

Professor Malhi is the leader of the Ecosystems Programme at the Environmental Change Institute, Director of the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests and coordinates the Oxford University Biodiversity Network, and is ex-President of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation.

Professor Charlotte Williams, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, is appointed OBE for services to Chemistry.

Professor Sarah Walker, Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at the Nuffield Department of Medicine, is appointed OBE for services to Academia and the Covid-19 response.

'It has been a privilege to be the Academic Lead and Chief Investigator for the UK’s national surveillance study, the COVID-19 Infection Survey, working with the Office for National Statistics. This would have been impossible without everything I have learnt from many talented and committed people at the University of Oxford and the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL over the last 25 years,' says Professor Walker. 'This award reflects their contribution, as well as that of many working tirelessly at the Office for National Statistics, IQVIA, the University of Oxford and the Lighthouse Laboratories, to deliver the study, which is producing results every week for the government.'