Staff recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

Five members of University staff have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list.


Professor David Webb, Christison Chair of Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology, has received a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to clinical pharmacology research and education. His main areas of research are hypertension, kidney disease and cardiovascular health.

Professor Webb’s Fellowships include the Royal College of Physicians, Royal Society of Edinburgh and American Heart Association. He runs the Edinburgh Centre for Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk, and is President of the 2022 World Congress of Pharmacology.


Professor Catherine Sudlow has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to medical research. Her main area of research is stroke.

Head of Centre for Medical Informatics, Professor Sudlow also serves as Personal Chair of Neurology and Clinical Epidemiology. Since 2011, Professor Sudlow has been the Chief Scientist of UK Biobank, and directs Health Data Research UK.

She is a Fellow at The Royal Society of Edinburgh.


Professor Janette Webb, Professor of Sociology of Organisations, has been granted a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to energy transition in the UK.

Professor Webb’s research surrounds energy and society, with a particular focus on European practice for sustainable heat and low energy buildings. She has made multiple contributions as a policy advisor, and has been influential in both UK and Scottish Government strategy. Currently, she leads research group Heat and the City.

Social Policy

Also awarded an OBE for her services to victims of childhood sexual abuse is honorary staff member Dr Sarah Nelson.

Dr Nelson’s role as a Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR), has led to advisory positions to the Scottish Government and Parliament. She has published and contributed to numerous publications on the impact of childhood sexual abuse, and has worked extensively with charities and public bodies.


Dr Ian Graham Fotheringham, Managing Director of Ingenza, has been made an MBE for services to industrial biotechnology.

Dr Fotheringham is an honorary fellow at the School of Chemistry.