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Queen Mary alumni recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020

We are absolutely delighted to announce that eleven Queen Mary alumni were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list earlier this month. The honours recognise the outstanding achievements of people across the United Kingdom and out of the 1,495 individuals recognised, our alumni shine bright.

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  • Dr Hareen de Silva (Medicine MBBS, 2010), a Portfolio GP, was awarded a BEM for services to General Practice during COVID-19 
  • Fiona Harrison, former Politics student and Intelligence Analyst in Risk and Intelligence Services at HM Revenue and Customs, was awarded an OBE for services to tackling fraud
  • Ching-He Huang (Economics BSc, 1999), TV chef, author and Chinese cuisine expert, was awarded an MBE for services to the culinary arts
  • George Irvine a former Computer Science student, was awarded an MBE for services to education and the community in Carrickfergus, County Antrim 
  • Lucy Jewson (Marine and Freshwater Biology BSc, 1993), founder of children’s fashion brand Frugi, was awarded an MBE for services to ethical clothes design 
  • Dr Jonathan Kwan, who undertook postgraduate training at The London and is a Nephrology Consultant and General Physician at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, received an MBE for 40 years’ service to the NHS, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Amanda Melton (French BA, 1986)Principal and Chief Executive of Nelson and Colne College Group,was awarded a CBE for services to further education 
  • Professor Tim Spector (Medicine MBBS, 1982), Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College London and a science writer, was awarded an OBE for services to the COVID-19 response 
  • Katherine St John-Brooks (English Literature BA, 1973), President of Link Age Southwark and an executive coach, was awarded a BEM for services to Older People and the community in Southwark
  • Professor David Webb (Medicine MBBS, 1977), Christison Professor of Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Edinburgh, received a CBE for services to Clinical Pharmacology Research and Education 
  • Clare Woodman (Law LLB, 1995), Head of EMEA and CEO of Morgan Stanley, received a CBE for services to Finance.  

Gemma Marenghi, Head of Alumni Engagement, said, "Being named on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List is such an achievement and is testament to the outstanding contributions our alumni make to their fields of expertise and their communities. We couldn’t be prouder to have these individuals as part of the Queen Mary community. Congratulations to you all!”  

See the full Queen’s Birthday Honours List



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