Three UCL staff and several members of UCL’s alumni community have been recognised in the 2012 New Year Honours list.
Professor Sir Mark Pepys (UCL Medicine) has received a knighthood for services to biomedicine. Professor Clare Fowler (UCL Institute of Neurology) and Eileen Vizard (UCL Mental Health Sciences Unit) have been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to uro-neurology and for services to children and young people respectively.
Professor Pepys said: "It is a very great honour and pleasure to receive this recognition, particularly for two reasons. It is an accolade for my outstanding colleagues and collaborators over many years and for the very supportive institutions, the Royal Free and UCL, as much as it is for me personally."
Professor Fowler explained: "I will be accepting the award on behalf of all the nurses and doctors who have helped me care for patients and build up the department of uro-neurology. What is more, I know that the development of this new neurological speciality would not have been possible at any other hospital and I am grateful for the vision of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the years of support from UCLH."
Vizard said: "I am honoured and delighted to accept this award in recognition of work I have developed with deprived, abused and abusing children over many years. However, I also accept the award on behalf of the many clinical colleagues who have worked with me to build our national service for children and young people. The award also acknowledges my long standing academic links with UCL and the research I have undertaken with colleagues in UCL and the ICH."
UCL alumni recognised in the New Year Honours 2012
- Sir Alexander Allan (UCL Statistics 1974) - KCB for services to the state sector
- Professor Karin Barber (UCL Social Anthropology 1973) - CBE for services to African studies
- Colonel Hugo Fletcher (UCL Laws 1978) - OBE for services to The Parachute Regiment, British Army
- Hilary Lane (UCL Fine Art 1970) - MBE for services to the arts in Sussex
Images from left: Eileen Vizard, Professor Clare Fowler and Professor Mark Pepys
Professor Sir Mark Pepys
Professor Clare Fowler
New Year Honours list 2012