Alumni and staff honoured in the Queen's New Year Honours 2022

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Professor Louise Kenny (MBChB Hons 1993) CBE

The University of Liverpool is proud to share the achievements of University alumni and staff who were recognised in the New Year Honours 2022 in January this year.

Professor Louise Kenny (MBChB Hons 1993) was awarded a CBE for services to research in the NHS.

Professor Kenny, who is the Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and Deputy Chair of the Board of Liverpool Health Partners, said:

“I am delighted to be recognised in the New Year Honours. As an NHS trained doctor, I’ve witnessed first-hand the power of research to transform healthcare and save lives. As a scientist, I know that research is a team sport and so I wish to acknowledge and sincerely thank my outstanding colleagues at the University of Liverpool and at all our NHS partner Trusts, especially the Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Whilst the pandemic has highlighted that there is still much to be done, nationally and globally, to ensure equal access to medical innovation, it has also highlighted what we can achieve together. I’m humbled to be honoured and proud of the collaborative effort that underpins this nomination.”

The University of Liverpool alumni represented in this year's New Year Honours list are:

  • Ann Cleeves (Social Work Diploma 1979): Author; OBE for services to Reading and Libraries
  • Dr Frank Field (Lord Field of Birkenhead) (Hon LLD 2006): Companion of Honour for Public and Political Service
  • Professor Simon Harding (MB,ChB 1979, MD Ophthalmology 1991): Chair Professor, Clinical Ophthalmology, University of Liverpool; MBE for services to the Prevention of Blindness
  • Sir Paul Nurse (Hon LLD 2009): Companion of Honour for services to Science and Medicine in the UK and Abroad
  • Jennifer Taylor (BA Hons Medieval and Modern History 1978): Leader, Early Professionals Programmes, IBM UK, and Chair, Digital and Technology Solutions Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship Trailblazer; MBE for services to Education
  • Rashid Iqbal (BA Hons Combined Honours 1992): Chief Executive Officer, The Winch; MBE for services to young people
  • Madeleine Menezes (BA Hons Hispanic Studies 1992): BEM for services to Young People in the community of Spelthorne, Surrey during Covid-19.

In addition to the achievements of our outstanding alumni, the University’s Chair Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Head of the Department of Eye & Vision Science Professor Simon Harding was also recognised, with an MBE for services for the prevention of blindness.

The University of Liverpool is incredibly proud of the work of all within its community who have made outstanding contributions to society, particularly during what has been another challenging year. We congratulate all alumni and staff who were recognised in the New Year Honours 2022.