Queen’s Birthday Honours

Staff from across King’s Health Partners were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.Queen's Honours

Staff from across King’s Health Partners have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The honours system recognises people who have made achievements in public life and committed themselves to serving and helping Britain. Nominees will usually have made life better for other people or be outstanding at what they do.

Professor Sir John Strang received a Knighthood for services to medicine, addiction and public health. Professor Strang is Head of the Addictions Department in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) and is also Leader of the King’s Health Partners Addictions Clinical Academic Group. He has chaired or served on key committees and guidelines groups for the Department of Health, NICE and the World Health Organisation.

Professor Peter McGuffin, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatric Genetics, was awarded a CBE for services to biomedical research and psychiatric genetics. Professor McGuffin is a clinical psychiatrist. In late 2013, he retired from his post as honorary consultant psychiatrist in the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust's Affective Disorders Service and became an Emeritus Professor at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at the IoPPN, King’s College London.

Professor Jane Sandall, Professor of Social Science and Women's Health at King’s College London, received a CBE for services to midwifery and women's health. She has a clinical background in nursing, health visiting and midwifery.

Dr Ingrid Wolfe, consultant in children's public health medicine at Evelina London Children's Hospital and Clinical Senior Lecturer at King's College London, received an OBE for services to child health. She is also Director of the Evelina London Child Health Partnership, leading the development and evaluation of a new model of children’s healthcare in south London. 

Professor Ivan Eisler, Emeritus Professor of Family Psychology and Family Therapy, from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinical Academic Group in the IoPPN, received an OBE for services to family therapy.

Dr Miranda Lomer was awarded an MBE for services to dietetics and gastroenterology. Dr Lomer is a Senior Consultant Dietitian in Gastroenterology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences Division at King’s College London.

Dr Peter Hindley, Consultant in child and adolescent mental health at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and recently retired from the IoPPN, received an MBE for services to children and young people's mental health.

Staff from non-health faculties were also honoured. Professor Alice Rogers, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and a Governor of the King's College London Mathematics School, was awarded an OBE for services to mathematics education and higher education. Julie Devonshire, Director of the Entrepreneurship Institute at King’s College London, was awarded an OBE recognising her service to entrepreneurship.

Professor Sir Robert Lechler, Executive Director of King’s Health Partners and Vice-Principal (Health) at King’s College London, says:

These honours demonstrate the considerable contribution our staff make and reflects the excellence we can achieve as an academic health partnership. Congratulations to all staff who were honoured.

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