A number of prominent social scientists and economists have been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, published on Saturday. A huge congratulations to them and all those in the wider science and research community.

Those honoured include:

Members of the Order of the Companions of Honour

  • Sir John Edward Sulston 
    For services to Science and Society


  • Professor Vito Antonio Muscatelli 
    Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Glasgow 
    For services to Economics and Higher Education

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

  • Professor Jonathan Israel Gershuny
    Professor of Economic Sociology and Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
    For services to the Social Sciences and Sociology.
  • Professor Aisha Kulwant Gill
    Professor of Criminology, University of Roehampton. 2015 ESRC Impact Prize winner for Outstanding Impact in Public Policy
    For services to Tackling Forced Marriage, Honour Crimes and Violence against Women.
  • Professor Erica Victoria Haimes
    Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Founding Executive Director, Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre, Newcastle University
    For services to Social Science
  • Professor John Halstead Hardman Moore
    Professor of Political Economy, University of Edinburgh and Professor of Economic Theory, London School of Economics
    For services to Economics
  • Anita Charlesworth 
    Director of Research and Economics, The Health Foundation
    For services to Economics and Health Policy
  • Professor Shamit Saggar
    Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Essex. Director, ESRC South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Doctoral Training Partnership.
    For services to Social Science and Public Policy.
  • Professor Melissa Leach
    Director, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. 2016 ESRC Impact Prize winner for Outstanding International Impact.
    For services to the Social Sciences