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Alumni and associates of the University have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Maurice Flanagan, Executive Vice-Chairman of Emirates and a graduate of the University, received a knighthood for services to British aviation after working in the industry for more than 50 years. He began his career at BOAC, the forerunner of British Airways and was subsequently invited by the Dubai Government to be the founding Chief Executive of Emirates in 1985, now one of the world’s most successful airlines. He was awarded a CBE in 2000. Graduating in General Studies in 1950, he was also awarded an honorary degree by the University in 2008.
Ian Gilmore, Honorary Professor in Clinical Science at the University, Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and President of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), was awarded a knighthood for services to medicine.
During his time as president of the RCP, Professor Gilmore has championed medical leadership and the greater integration of clinical teams, as well as working to ensure the future workforce of the NHS will reflect needs and be flexible enough to continue to provide the highest standards of care to patients.
Professor Gilmore recently chaired a review of prescription charges for the Department of Health and is chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance, which he helped to establish. He has also been a strong supporter of tackling public health issues including alcohol misuse, health inequalities and the impacts of climate change.
Professor Colin Humphreys, who held the Henry Bell Wortley Chair of Materials Engineering at the University from 1985 to 1989, received a knighthood for services to science. Professor Humphreys is now Director of Research at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge.
Judith Greensmith, who was awarded a CBE for services to the NHS in Merseyside, is Vice-President of the University’s Council. She is Chair of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust and has also chaired Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority, Liverpool Health Authority and Liverpool Women’s Hospital.
Frank Duckworth, a retired statistician and University Physics graduate, was awarded an MBE for services to the Royal Statistical Society and to cricket. He worked as a mathematical scientist for the nuclear industry and was one of two statisticians who developed the Duckworth–Lewis method of resetting targets in interrupted one-day cricket matches.
Linda De Cossart, consultant vascular and general surgeon at the Countess of Chester Hospital and a University medical graduate, was awarded an OBE for services to medicine.
Janet Roe, a University graduate in Education, and now a police constable in Lancashire, was awarded an OBE for services to the police.
Dr John Talbot, a graduate in Prescribing Science at the University, was awarded an MBE for services to healthcare. Dr Talbot is Medical Adviser and Associate Medical Director at the Salford Primary Care Trust.
The University of Liverpool is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive institutions in the UK. It attracts collaborative and contract research commissions from a wide range of national and international organisations valued at more than £98 million annually.
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