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Girtonians recognised in 2022 Queen's Birthday Honours list

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It gives us great pleasure to congratulate our alumni on receiving recognition in the 2022 Queen's Birthday Honours List, which is also the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE)

Professor Linda Colley, CBE. 1975-78 Eugenie Strong Research Fellow
Shelby M.C. Davis 1958 Professor of History, Princeton University, USA. For services to History. Read more.

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Dr Anne M De Bono (Fingleton; 1965 Natural Science) 
Consultant Occupational Physician, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and President, Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians. For services to Occupational Medicine. Read more.

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald (Parker; 1986 Medical Sciences)
Director, Early Cancer Institute, University of Cambridge. For services to Cancer Research. Read more.

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Dr Gwyneth Lewis (1978 English; 2011 Mary Amelia Cummins Harvey Visiting Fellow)
Poet. For services to Literature. Read more.

Jonathan Manns (2007 Planning, Growth and Regeneration)
Lately Executive Director, Rockwell. For services to Planning, Real Estate and to Built Environments.

Professor Ruth Plummer (Lunn; 1983 Medical Sciences)
Professor of Experimental Cancer Medicine, Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Newcastle University. For services to Medicine. Read more.

Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

Dr Rachel McFayden (Cruttwell; 1963 Natural Sciences)
Member, Ministerial Advisory Committee, Biosecurity Queensland. For significant service to biosecurity and entomology. Read more.

Honorary British awards to foreign nationals 2022

Honorary MBE 

Professor Daniela De Angelis (1997 Medical Sciences)
Professor of Statistical Science for Health, University of Cambridge. For services to Medical Research and Public Health. Read more.


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Updated: 01/01/2023