Fellows in the New Year Honours 2022

Congratulations to Academy Fellows recognised in the 2022 New Year Honours list.

The pandemic has been a critical period for the Academy and the expertise of our Fellows has never been needed more. We are very happy to see the hard work of many of our Fellows - including as scientists, as leaders, as public servants, as communicators, as researchers, as doctors and more - recognised in this way. 

The full list of Academy Fellows recognised this year is:

Companions of Honour:
Sir Paul Nurse FRS FMedSci
Director, Francis Crick Institute
For services to Science and Medicine in the UK and Abroad

Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath:
Sir Patrick Vallance FRS FMedSci
Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government
For services to Science in Government

Professor Chris Whitty CB FMedSci
Chief Medical Officer for England
For services to Public Health

Knights Commander of the Order of the British Empire:
Professor Lord Ajay Kakkar FMedSci
Professor of Surgery, University College London
For services to Healthcare and Public Service

Knights Bachelor:
Professor John Hardy FRS FMedSci
Professor of Molecular Biology of Neurological Disease, University College London
For services to Human Health in Improving Understanding of Dementia and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Professor Jonathan Nguyen Van-Tam MBE FMedSci
Clinical Professor and Head, Health Protection and Influenza, University of Nottingham and Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England
For services to Public Health

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire:
Professor Wendy Barclay FMedSci
Action Medical Research Professor of Virology, Imperial College London
For services to Virology

Dr Steven Gamblin FRS FMedSci
Director of Science Operations and Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute
For services to Scientific Research

Professor Kamlesh Khunti FMedSci
Professor of Primary Care Diabetes & Vascular Medicine, University of Leicester
For services to Health

Professor Nicholas Lemoine FMedSci
Director, Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London and Medical Director, NIHR Clinical Research Network
For services to Clinical Research particularly during COVID-19

Professor Peter Openshaw FMedSci
Director, Centre for Respiratory Infection, Imperial College London
For services to Medicine and Immunology

Professor Irene Tracey FMedSci
Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetic Science, University of Oxford
For services to Medical Research

Officers of the Order of the British Empire:
Dr David Bentley FMedSci
Vice President and Chief Scientist, Illumina Cambridge Ltd
For services to Expertise and Leadership in Human Medical Genomics

Dr Roger Highfield FMedSci
Science Director, Science Museum Group
For services to Public Engagement with Science

Dr Ruth March FMedSci
Senior Vice President Precision Medicine, AstraZeneca
For services to UK Science and the COVID-19 response


Further information and the full list of honours is available on the Government's New Year Honours webpage.

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