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College staff recognised in New Year’s Honours

Colleagues from across the College were included in the New Year Honours List when it was announced at the end of 2017.

Margaret Frame, Andrew Morris and Hayley Walters
Margaret Frame, Andrew Morris and Hayley Walters

The New Year Honours List recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.

Professor Andrew Morris CBE

Professor Andrew Morris has been made a CBE in recognition of his service to science in Scotland.

Professor Morris is Director of the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, and Vice-Principal, Data Science. 

Professor Margaret Frame OBE

Professor Margaret Frame has been awarded an OBE for her services to cancer research.  

She is a Professor of Cancer Research and Science Director at the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre.

It’s very nice to be awarded this honour. I think the best thing is the recognition of the team effort and the science we have done together. This is all thanks to the wonderful colleagues around me.

Professor Margaret Frame

Ms Hayley Walters MBE

Ms Hayley Walters has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

The award was given in recognition of her services to veterinary education and animal welfare.

Ms Walters is a welfare and anaesthesia veterinary nurse at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

I feel really happy that the veterinary nursing profession is being recognised by the Queen. […] I feel very privileged to receive an MBE but it has only happened because I am fortunate enough to work with really dedicated and inspiring people.

Ms Hayley Walters

Honorary Professors recognised

Two honorary professors in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine have been awarded OBEs.  

Professor Derek Bell received his award for services to unscheduled care and quality improvement. He is President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Dr Angela Thomas received her award in recognition of her services to the regulation of public health. She is a consultant paediatric haematologist at Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

Orders of the British Empire

King George V created these honours during World War I to reward services to the war effort by civilians at home and servicemen in support positions.

The ranks are Commander (CBE), Officer (OBE) and Member (MBE).

They are now awarded for prominent national or regional roles and to those making distinguished or notable contributions in their own specific areas of activity.

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View the full New Year Honours List 2018