Social scientists represented among Queen’s Honours

13 June 2015

Social scientists were well-represented among the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015. Among those who were given awards were:


Professor Stephen John Nickell, CBE FBA Economist. For services to economics.


Professor Victoria Geraldine Bruce, OBE FBA FRSE Vice-President for Public Engagement, British Academy and Professor of School of Psychology, Newcastle University. For services to higher education and psychology.

Ms Frances Anne Cairncross, CBE FRSE Lately Rector, Exeter College, University of Oxford. For services to higher education and to economics.


Dr John Charles Cater Vice-Chancellor, Edge Hill University. For services to higher education and teacher training. [He has a background in social geography].

Professor Rachel Griffith, FBA Professor of Economics, University of Manchester. For services to economic policy.


Professor John Arnott Beath, FRSE Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of St. Andrews. For services to economics.

Professor Jane Cecelia Falkingham FAcSS Dean, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Southampton University and Director, ESRC Centre for Population Change. For services to social science.

Professor Ronald Macdonald Adam Smith Chair of Political Economy, University of Glasgow. For services to economic policy.

Professor Gillian May Nicholls Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, University of Surrey. For services to higher education.  [She has a background in education].


Professor Debra Ann Myhill, Director, Centre for Research in Writing and Subject Leader for Secondary English, University of Exeter. For services to the social sciences.

Professor Patricia Leopold Sessional Lecturer and Advocate of Pro Bono Activities, University of Reading. For services to higher education. [She has a background in law].

Full list of recipients