Honours for University staff

Published: 2 January 2010

Five members of University of Glasgow staff were recognised in the 2010 New Year Honours list.

Five members of University of Glasgow staff were recognised in the 2010 New Year Honours list.

Professor Peter Kennedy received a CBE for services to clinical science. The University's Burton Professor of Neurology and head of the Clinical Neurosciences Division, Peter is a world leader in the study of African Sleeping Sickness and author of the book The Fatal Sleep.

Also in receipt of a CBE was Professor Karen Vousden, Director of the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research. Professor Vousden, who is a Fellow of the Royal Society, received her award for services to clinical science. She is a world authority on tumour suppression.

Professor Mandy Maclean was awarded an MBE for services to science. Mandy is Professor of Pulmonary Pharmacology and directs a research group studying the pharmacology of pulmonary hypertension. She is also heavily involved in scientific communication and directs Glasgow’s Café Scientifique, a forum for speakers from all fields of science to promote discussion with the public.

Mandy also delivered the 2008 Estelle Grover Lecture an honour which is awarded by the American Thoracic Society in recognition of international contribution to research into pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Elizabeth Dunlop, formerly of the Vet school and later the University library, received an MBE. This was in recognition of her lifelong work in the voluntary sector.

Professor Margaret Reid received an OBE for services to healthcare and to higher education. An honorary senior research fellow within the University’s Division of Community based sciences, Professor Reid has investigated maternity care, sexual health and heart disease relating to women and has published in these fields. She has also been interested in exploring ways in which the user perspective can influence policy decision-making in fields of special relevance to women.

Professor Reid has also contributed to public health, sitting on the Health Services Research Committee for 8 years, and currently is Deputy Chair of the National Preventive Research Initiative.

Professor Stewart Hillis, from the University’s Division of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, received an OBE for services to medicine and to sport. Professor Hillis is also Scottish Football Association medical director and has been involved with the SFA for almost 35 years. His medical expertise has been available for an unprecedented 228 matches in that time.

He is also a member of the Management Committee of the National Sports Medicine Institute, representing the three Royal Colleges of Physicians and is vice-chairman of the UEFA Medical Committee.

First published: 2 January 2010

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