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LSE alumni recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017


Congratulations to LSE alumni whose contributions to society have been formally recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Their achievements are a great source of pride for the School.

Among those honoured are Sir Thomas Scholar KCB (Diploma Economics 1991, MSc Economics 1992), permanent secretary of HM Treasury, who has been made Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath for public service. 

Dame Theresa Marteau (BSc Social Psychology 1975) has become Dame Commander for services to Public Health. She is honorary professor and director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit at the University of Cambridge.

Meanwhile, Caroline Ward BEM (Diploma Social Policy & Admin 1960) received a British Empire Medal for services to the community in Winchester.  Gillian Vine BEM (BA Sociology 1957), who recently passed away, was a former chair of the Buckinghamshire Association for the Care of Offenders. She was posthumously awarded a BEM for voluntary service in Buckinghamshire.

Alumni appointed as Officer of the Order of the British Empire are:

David Evans OBE (MPhil Gender Institute 2004), national teaching fellow and senior lecturer at the University of Greenwich, for services to Nursing and Sexual Health Education. 

Joan Lawton OBE (CSSA 1955, 1957), TACT Adoption and Permanence Panel, and Member of TACT Board of Trustees, for services to Adoption. 

Harinder Singh Pattar OBE (BSc International History 1975), headteacher at The Heathland School, for services to Education. 

Philippa Todd OBE (MSc Stats and Maths 1982), senior fiscal analyst at the Office of Budget Responsibility, for services to Public Finances and Transparency. 

Gerald Edwin Yates OBE (1960), president of the National Conservative Convention, for voluntary political services.

Alumni named Members of the Order of the British Empire are:

William Allan MBE (LLM 1983), principal physical education Teacher at Buckhaven High School in Levenmouth, for services to Youth Rugby and charity. 

John Beresford MBE (MSc Industrial Relations 1970), volunteer for the Show Racism the Red Card Campaign, for services to Education.

Richard Taylor MBE (PhD Government 1977) visiting professor in civil engineering at the University of Bristol, for services to Engineering. 

Find out about LSE staff who have also been honoured here.