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Alumni in birthday honours list

18 University of Edinburgh alumni were recognised in the Queen's birthday honours list.

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The following Edinburgh alumni have been recognised:

Name Edinburgh degree Honour Citation
Ms Joanne Kathleen ROWLING CH OBE PGCE 1995, Honorary 2004 Companion of Honour Author. For services to Literature and Philanthropy.
Dame Vera Stephanie SHIRLEY CH DBE FRENG Honorary 2003 Companion of Honour Entrepreneur and Philanthropist.  For services to the IT Industry and Philanthropy.
Sir David John WEATHERALL GBE MD FRCP FRS Honorary 1989 Knight bachelor Regius Professor of Clinical Medicine Emeritus, The Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford. For services to Medicine.
Dr John Colin ADAMS CBE BSc Informatics 1971, PhD 1978 Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire Lately Director of Commercialisation and Director of Informatic Ventures, University of Edinburgh.  For services to Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Mr Niall Forbes Ross DICKSON CBE MA Politics and Modern History Commander of the Order of the British Empire Lately Chief Executive, General Medical Council. For services to Patient Safety.
Dr Thomas Nicholas DIXON OBE MA Archaeology 1976, PhD 1985 Commander of the Order of the British Empire For services to Underwater Archaeology, Public Engagement and the Economy in Scotland.
Dr Patricia Denise JACKSON OBE MBChB Medicine 1974 Commander of the Order of the British Empire For services to Children with Additional Support Needs and charity.
Dr Judith Mary MURRAY OBE BA Arts 1981, honorary 2013 Officer of the Order of the British Empire For services to Tennis, Women in Sport and charity.
Dr Richard John SIMPSON OBE MBChB Medicine 1966 Officer of the Order of the British Empire For services to Scottish Politics and Public Life.
Miss Sameera Jabeen ASHRAF MBE PGD Sociology of Health and Illness 2008 Member of the Order of the British Empire For services to Sport and Diversity.
Mr Daniel Rayne KRUGER MBE MA(H) History 1997 Member of the Order of the British Empire Chairman, Only Connect and the West London Zone for Children and Young People. For services to charity.
Professor Richard Mark LYON MBE MBChB Medicine 2004, MD Medicine 2011 Member of the Order of the British Empire Consultant in Emergency Medicine, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.  For services to Emergency Healthcare.
The Reverend Roderick MACLEOD MBE MA Celtic Studies 1963, BD Divinity 1966, PhD 1977 Member of the Order of the British Empire For services to the Gaelic Language and voluntary service in Argyll.
Mr James Crawford MCLAREN MBE Agriculture 1988 Member of the Order of the British Empire Chair, Quality Meat Scotland. For services to the Farming Industry in Scotland.
Dr John Alasdair WILSON MBE BSc Medicine 1971, MBChB Medicine 1974 Member of the Order of the British Empire Consultant Gastroenterologist, Fife Health Board.  For services to Healthcare.
Dr John Melville YOUNG MBE Honorary 2013 Member of the Order of the British Empire Lately President, Homeless World Cup.  For services to Sport and Social Entrepreneurship.
Mrs Denise BURGIN BEM MSc Nursing (Child Health) 1999 Medal of the Order of the British Empire Sessional Supervisor, ParentLine Scotland.  For services to the Welfare of Children and their Families.
Mrs Fiona Florence RUSSELL BEM Bcom Commerce General 1973 Medal of the Order of the British Empire Shop Volunteer, Capability Scotland.  For services to charity in Edinburgh.
       

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