New Year Honours

Staff and alumni from King’s Health Partners have been recognised in the 2018 New Year Honours list.

Professor Elizabeth Kuipers has been awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for services to Clinical Research, Treatment, and Support for People with Psychosis.

Professor Kuipers is a Professor Emerita Elizabeth Kuipersof Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London, and honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. She is world renowned for her research and clinical work focusing on developing, evaluating and improving psychological interventions for people with psychosis and their caregivers. The interventions include family intervention for psychosis and cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis. Both are National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommended treatments in the NHS.

Andrew ShennanProfessor Andrew Shennan was awarded an OBE for services to Maternity Care. Professor Shennan is Professor of Obstetrics at King’s College London and a Consultant Obstetrician at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He is recognised for his award-winning preterm surveillance clinic at St Thomas’ Hospital, which has been emulated around the country.

The clinic focuses on screening for, treating, and preventing premature birth. As a result of this novel approach, 90% of high-risk women seen at the clinic have had a healthy baby at full-term, compared with a national average of 50-70% of women.

The following King's College London alumni were also featured in this year's New Year Honours:


  • Dr Robin Lovell-Badge OBE (Senior Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute) for services to Genetics, Stem Cell Research and the Public Understanding of Science

The New Year Honours lists recognise the achievements of a wide range of people from across the UK. Read the full New Year's Honours list for 2018.

Comments on New Year Honours

  1. Special Congratulations to Professor Andrew Shennan, for this award. I was very well looked after by Professor Shennan and his team, during my pregnancy, back in 2004.
    with thanks and very best wishes for the future. Gabriela

    Gabriela van den Hoven 15 January 2018

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