Staff recognised in New Year’s Honours list

​​​​​​​Two members of University staff have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

The list recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.

Equality champion

rowena arshad headshot

Professor Rowena Arshad, former Head of Moray House School of Education and Sport, was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Professor Arshad is also Co-Director of the Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland. Her award recognises services to education and equality.

Food Security

Professor Helen Sang, Personal Chair of Vertebrate Molecular Development at the Roslin Institute, has received an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Her honour is for services to food security and bioscience for health.

Prof Helen Sang
Professor Helen Sang

I am really pleased to be recognised for my contributions to bioscience research. The UK is world-leading in bioscience research and the work of UKRI-BBSRC and the many people from Universities and industry who support it are key to this success.

Professor Helen SangThe Roslin Institute

Related links

Moray House School of Education and Sport

The Roslin Institute