Queen's Birthday Honours 2012

A number of prominent social scientists and ESRC grant recipients have been honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

  • Professor Ian Hargreaves, Professor of Digital Economy, Cardiff University; RCUK Digital Economy Programme Advisory Board member
    For services to the Creative Economy and Higher Education
  • Professor David Newbery, FBA; Emeritus Professor of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge; Director of the ESRC Electricity Policy Research Group; ESRC Peer Review College member
    For services to Economics
  • Professor Alison Wolf, Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management, King's College London; former ESRC grant holder
    For services to Education

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

  • Professor Gordon Murray, lately Chairman of Management (Entrepreneurship), University of Exeter Business School; involved in the NORFACE Programme
    For services to Business
  • Ms Sally Reynolds, co-founder and lately Chief Executive, Social Firms UK; ESRC seminar participant and grant holder
    For services to Equality in the Labour Market
  • Professor Peter Taylor-Gooby, Professor for Social Policy, University of Kent; Director of former ESRC research programmes Social Contexts and Responses to Risk (2003-2008) and Economic Beliefs and Behaviour (1994-1999)
    For services to Social Science
  • Professor Jeffrey Weeks, Research Professor, London South Bank University; former ESRC grant holder
    For services to Social Science

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

  • Professor Ann Buchanan, Professor of Social Work, University of Oxford; ESRC Council member and Chair of the Evaluation Committee
    For services to Social Science
  • Mr Andrew Minnion, Director, The Rix Centre, University of East London; ESRC Peer Review College member
    For services to the Education of People with Special Needs