Two Campaign supporters given awards

January 1, 2014

Honours - image by Robert Prummel

Two senior members of the Campaign were given awards in the New Year’s Honours List.

Professor Tony Crook, the first Chair of the Campaign, from 2011 – 2012, was awarded a CBE for services to housing and charitable governance. Professor Crook, who is Emeritus Professor at the University of Sheffield, is Chair of Shelter and Deputy Chair of the Orbit Housing Group.

Ceridwen Roberts, a member of the Campaign Board, was given an OBE for services to social science. Ceridwen is Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford.

Social scientists were well represented in the 2014 New Year’s Honours list.

Among those given knighthoods are:

Richard Blundell, Professor of Political Economy at UCL and Director of the ESRC Centre for the Micro-Economic Analysis of Public Policy, for services to economics and social science.

Among those made dames are:

Shirley Pearce, former Vice-Chancellor at Loughborough University and a psychologist, for services to higher education.

Celia Hoyles, OBE AcSS, formerly Director, National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics, for services to education.

Among those awarded CBEs are:

Ash Amin AcSS, Chair in Geography at the University of Cambridge, for services to social science;

John Kay, Supernumerary Fellow in Economics at St John’s College, University of Oxford, for services to economics;

Stephen Scott, Director of the National Academy for Parenting Research, for services to families.

Among those given OBEs are:

Ruth Jones, researcher and consultant in the Department of Applied Social Sciences, University of Worcester, for services to victims of domestic and sexual violence;

Sonia Livingston, Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics, for services to children and child internet safety;

Mary McColgan, Professor of Social Work at the University of Ulster, for services to the social care sector in Northern Ireland;

Elizabeth Rouse, former Head of the London College of Communication and Deputy Rector at the University of the Arts, London, for services to higher education.

Among those awarded MBEs are:

Peter Lansley, Professor Emeritus of Construction Management at the University of Reading, for services to research into ageing and well-being of older people.

Source: the Times Higher Education magazine (subscription may be needed)

Tony Crook, Ceridwen Roberts

Tony Crook, Ceridwen Roberts