New Year Honours for staff

Members of University staff have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours.

Professor Bill Whyte, Professor of Social Work Studies in Criminal and Youth Justice, has been made a CBE.

His award is given in recognition of services to youth justice in Scotland.

Professor Whyte is a former social worker whose research expertise includes young people at risk of or affected by crime.

He is also vice chair of the Edinburgh University Association Football Team.

Financial work

Ms Anne Richards, Vice Convener of the University Court, has been made a CBE for services to the financial services industry and voluntary service.

Ms Richards is Chief Investment Officer of Aberdeen Asset Management.

International reach

Professor Steve Hillier

Professor Stephen Hillier has been made an OBE for services to international higher education.

Professor Hillier recently retired from his position as Vice Principal International.

During his time in this role he led the University of Edinburgh’s Internationalisation Strategy, Edinburgh Global.

He continues to be an Emeritus Professor and Honorary Professorial Fellow, with a personal chair in Reproductive Endocrinology.

Promoting activity

Professor Nanette Mutrie, Chair of Physical Activity for Health, has been made an MBE for her services to physical activity and health in Scotland.

Professor Mutrie directs the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre in the Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences.

She has extensive research experience, and has contributed to government policy on promoting physical activity.