Birthday Honours Congratulations
Professor Sir Aziz Sheikh OBE, Professor Harry Campbell MBE and Dr Ruth McQuillan MBE among this year's Birthday Honours list.
Warmest congratulations to our colleagues who have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2022. The Queen's Birthday Honours mark the extraordinary contributions and service of people across the UK.
MBEs for Dr Ruth McQuillan and Professor Harry Campbell
Dr Ruth McQuillan has been awarded an MBE for services to science during COVID-19. Professor Harry Campbell has been awarded an MBE for services to international child health and global public health.
Both Dr Ruth McQuillan and Professor Harry Campbell have been part of the UNCOVER - Usher Network for COVID-19 Evidence Reviews - team; working to gather together existing scientific evidence relevant to COVID-19 to inform policy makers thoughout the pandemic. Dr Ruth McQuillan says she considers her award to be a recognition of the whole UNCOVER team of Harry, Evi, Emilie, Marshall, Gwenetta, Neneh, Harish, Florance, Simon and all the countless other staff and the more than 100 students that make UNCOVER.
Professor Sir Aziz Sheikh OBE
Professor Aziz Sheikh OBE has been awarded a knighthood for services to COVID-19 research and policy. Aziz has led many research collaborations across Scotland, the UK and internationally, working closely with policy makers to focus on key scientific discoveries through the course of the pandemic.
I'd like to warmly and proudly congratulate our colleagues, Professor Harry Campbell, MBE; Dr Ruth McQuillan, MBE; and, Professor Sir Aziz Sheikh on their so very well deserved awards. They, and their teams, have done amazing work to support public health, locally, nationally and internationally, through their research, teaching, policy engagement and inspirational leadership.