Alumni and staff recognised in the 2023 New Year Honours
Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Professor Cathryn E. Nutbrown (PhD Education, 1997) was made Dame for services to Early Childhood Education. She is currently the Professor at the School of Education in the University of Sheffield.
CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire)
Professor David C. Crossman (Former Staff) was recognised for his services to Public Health in Scotland. He is currently the Chief Scientist (Health) for the Scottish Government.
Professor Andrew D. Curran (Honorary Professor) was recognised for public service. He is currently the Chief Scientific Adviser and Director of Research at Health and Safety Executive.
Peter J. McGhee (BSc Maths 1986; Postgraduate Certificate in Education 1987) was recognised for his services to Further Education. He is currently the Principal at St John Rigby Sixth Form College in Greater Manchester.
OBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire)
Ewen M. Harrison (Statistics 2012; MSc Stats with Med App DL 2015) was recognised for his services to the Covid-19 Response. He is currently the Professor of Surgery and Data Science at the University of Edinburgh.
Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian (Current Staff) was recognised for his services to Net Zero Research and to Innovation. He is currently the Managing Director at the Energy Innovation Centre in the University of Sheffield.
MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire)
Oluwole O. Folayan (BEng Chemical Process Engineering and Fuel Technology 1999) was recognised for his services to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering. He is Co-founder of the Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers UK.
Dominic Jacquesson (MSc Occupational Psychology 1994) was recognised for his technology and entrepreneurship services. He is currently Vice President of Insight and Talent at Index Ventures.
David (Barney) N. Lerner (Former Staff) was recognised for his services to the Environment in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Dr Shaid Mahmood (PhD Chemistry 1993) was recognised for his services to Further Education in Leeds. He is currently Chair of Governors at Leeds City College Group.
Charles J. Ritchie (Applied Maths and Computer Science 1975; MA World Music Studies DL 2011) was recognised for his services to Charity and to the Families Bereaved by Gambling Related Suicides. He is Co-Founder of Gambling with Lives.
June D. Sanders (BA English, 1966) for her services to Charity and Mental Health. She is the President of Family Lives.
Professor Helen M. Sweetland (MBCHB Medicine 1983; MD Medicine 1992) was recognised for her Patient Care and Medical Education services. She is currently an Emeritus Professor at the School of Medicine in Cardiff University.
Helena Whitbread (Honorary D.Litt, 2023) was recognised for her services to History and to Literature. She is a Historian and Editor.
BEM (British Empire Medal)
Mark B. Glossop (BEng Mining, 1959) was recognised for his services to the community in Worcester.