Staff recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours
Four members of the University community have been recognised for their achievements in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Anne Richards has been appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE).
The award is in recognition of her services to financial services, to women, to education and to science.
Anne Richards was formerly Vice-Convener of the University Court (2014-2020). She is currently Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity International.
Professor Evelyn Telfer has been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
The award is in recognition of her services to female reproductive biology.
Professor Telfer leads a research team that has successfully grown immature human eggs to maturity in the lab and discovered that human ovaries are capable of growing new eggs.
Professor Linda Bauld has been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
The award is in recognition of her services to guiding the public health response to and public understanding of Covid-19.
Professor Bauld is the Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health at the University of Edinburgh.
Mhairi Collie has been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
The award is in recognition of her services to surgery in relation to child birth injury in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Mhairi Collie is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital. She has a particular interest in colorectal cancer, pelvic floor disorders, prolapse, fistula and incontinence.