Partnership recognised in King's Birthday Honours

Prof Prokar Dasgupta, the KHP Professor of Surgery, says he is ‘humbled’ after being awarded an OBE in the King’s Birthday Honours.  

The Professor of Robotic Surgery and Urological Innovation at King's College London is among the current and former partnership staff recognised in the honours, the first by King Charles III. 

Prof Dasgupta, who leads the KHP Academic Surgery programme, said:

I am humbled to accept this award which I truly believe belongs to King’s Health Partners Academic Surgery, our outstanding national and international collaborators, and our patients. 

Prokar DasguptaContributing to academic excellence, Prof Dasgupta [pictured] pioneered robotic urological surgery at Guy's Hospital and leads on surgical simulation within the UK and internationally. In 2010 and 2018 he was named one of the top ten prostate cancer surgeons in the UK by the Daily Mail. He recently featured on ITV News in a segment about Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS FT being the first Trust in the UK to adopt the new Hugo robotic-assisted surgery system. 

Jill Lockett, KHP Managing Director, said:

I am delighted to hear of Prokar’s OBE, it’s richly deserved by someone who is consistently energetic about the development and learning of all our faculty in academic surgery, and the new robotic techniques that will support improved health outcomes and experience for our patients. 

The King’s Birthday Honours recognise people for their outstanding contributions across all sectors and parts of the UK. This year there was a renewed focus on those who have had a profoundly positive impact on how society faces up to the most challenging issues of the modern era. 

Prof Mark Monaghan receiving King's HonourProf Mark Monaghan, who led clinical and academic echocardiography for more than three decades at King’s College Hospital NHS FT, was awarded an MBE for his services to cardiology.  

Prof Monaghan, who was one of the longest serving members at the Trust until his retirement two years ago, was presented with the MBE by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London Sir Kenneth Olisa at a special ceremony on 24 May [pictured]. 

At Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHSKendra Schneller FT, Kendra Schneller has been awarded an MBE for services to homeless and inclusion health nursing. Kendra is a nurse practitioner working with the health inclusion team at the Trust, joining in 2008. She won the Nursing Standard’s community nursing award for 2011 and has been working with people experiencing homelessness, including clients with addictions, sex workers and refugee and asylum seekers for over 14 years.

Kendra said: 

I am humbled to receive this award and honoured to be able to be a small part of my client’s lives, in supporting them to access healthcare services equitably. I do not do this in silo and value the support and equal contribution of my team colleagues and partner agencies in achieving this.
This is so important in highlighting inclusion health which is an emerging speciality in healthcare and this award will support my colleagues and I to push the agenda for inclusion health to become a recognised speciality.

King’s College London 

Stephen Franey, Technical Development Manager, King's College LondonStephen Franey, Technical Development Manager, has been awarded an MBE for Services to Technical Staff in Research and Education. 

Stephen was instrumental in encouraging the university to become a founding signatory of the Technicians Commitment in 2017, an initiative to grow the visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability of technicians in higher education and research. 

Prof Louise Howard, Professor Emerita in Women’s Mental Health at King’s College LondonProf Louise Howard, Professor Emerita in Women’s Mental Health, has been awarded an OBE for her services to women’s mental health. 

Prof Howard has led a number of research programmes aimed at improving mental health service policy and practice, including a focus on perinatal mental health and the relationship between violence and mental health. 

Prof Francis Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Periodontology at the Centre for Host Microbiome Interactions and Faculty of Oral Dental and Craniofacial SciencesProf Francis Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Periodontology at the Centre for Host Microbiome Interactions and Faculty of Oral Dental and Craniofacial Sciences, has been recognised with an MBE for services to dentistry. 

His research and academic interests are focused on the biology of periodontal regeneration, systemic and genetic risk factors for periodontal disease, and periodontal biomarkers. 

Prof Terrie Moffitt, Chair in Social Behaviour & Development, Prof Terrie Moffitt, Chair in Social Behaviour & Development, has been awarded an MBE for services to social ccience. 

Prof Moffitt is a licensed clinical psychologist, specialising in neuropsychological assessment. Her expertise is in the areas of longitudinal methods, developmental theory, clinical mental health research, neuropsychology, and genomics in behavioural science. 

Prof Christine Norton, Professor of Clinical Nursing Research in the Faculty of Nursing Midwifery & Palliative CareProf Christine Norton, Professor of Clinical Nursing Research in the Faculty of Nursing Midwifery & Palliative Care, has been awarded an MBE for services to nursing research. 

A Registered Nurse who has specialised in helping people with incontinence for over 30 years, Prof Norton’s research concentrates on improving symptoms and quality of life for people with chronic bowel conditions. 

Prof Emeritus Nairn Wilson CBEProf Emeritus Nairn Wilson CBE, an Emeritus Professor of Dentistry at King’s and Honorary Founding President of the College of General Dentistry, has been awarded a Knighthood for services to Dentistry. 

At King’s, he was Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Dean and Head of the College’s internationally renowned Dental Institute from 2001 to 2012, and Deputy Vice Principal (Health) from 2009 to 2012. 

Prof David Newman, Visiting Professor of Aerospace Medicine in the Centre for Human & Applied Physiological Sciences, School of Basic & Medical Biosciences, has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). 

Kathryn Harley, a specialist in paediatric dentistry, received an MBE. Kathryn graduated from Guy’s in 1981. She also became the Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2011. 

The Maudsley & Bethlem Hospital School 

Dr John Ivens, Executive Headteacher, The Maudsley & Bethlem Hospital School Dr John Ivens, Executive Headteacher at the school, has been awarded an MBE for services to education. Maudsley and Bethlem Hospital School is a local authority special school in Southwark that provides educational support for children and young people aged 4 to 18 who are patients of the hospitals. 

It provides personalised learning and support for pupils so that they are enabled to make rapid progress in their learning and emotional wellbeing.  

The Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People, which opens its doors in 2023, will be the new home to the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School.