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Alumni in Queen's birthday honours 2017

23 June 2017

Following the announcement of the Queen’s birthday honours list, we're delighted to congratulate Bristol alumni who have been recognised for their outstanding achievements and service.


  • Sir David Weatherall (Hon 1994), Regius Professor of Clinical Medicine at The Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford. For services to Medicine.


  • Dr Carolyn Browne (BSc 1981), H.M. Ambassador, Astana, Kazakhstan. For services to British foreign policy.

Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE)        

  • Professor Carolyn Hamilton (LLB 1974), Director of International Programmes and Research at Coram Children's Legal Centre. For services to Children's Rights.

British Empire Medal (BEM)       

  • David Hogarth (Cert Ed 1966), for services to Elderly People in Westminster, London. 


  • His Honour Judge Marc Dight (LLB 1983), Senior Circuit Judge at Central London County Court. For services to Diversity and Community Relations in the Judiciary.
  • Dr Anthony Juniper (BSc 1983), Fellow at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. For services to Conservation.
  • Professor Deborah Lawlor (PhD 2003), Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Bristol. For services to Social and Community Medicine.
  • Alison Munro (BSc 1975), Managing Director at Phase 2, HS2 Ltd. For services to the Rail Industry.
  • Stephen Lansdown (Hon LLD 2012), for services to Business and the community in Bristol.


  • Professor Michael Appleby (BSc 1977), Lately Chief Scientific Adviser, World Animal Protection. For services to Animal Welfare.
  • Michael De Giorgio (BSc 1979), for services to Sport and the community in London.
  • Professor Laura Green (BVSc 1987), School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick. For services to the Health and Welfare of Farmed Livestock.
  • Roger Hargreaves (BSc 1997), Director, Hybrid Bill Delivery, High Speed 2 Ltd. For services to Transport.
  • (Anthony) Rhydian Lewis (BA 2000), Peer to Peer and Financial Inclusion Innovator. For services to Financial Services.
  • Nigel Peters (BSc 1974), Director at Development Aid, British Expertise International. For services to UK export promotion in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
  • Dr Alison Parken (MSc 1999), for services to Equality and Diversity.
  • Caroline Underwood (BA 1985), Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Philanthropy Company. For charitable services.
  • David Williams (known as David Walliams) (BA 1992), for services to charity and the Arts.


  • Reece Bolton-Locke (MSc 2013), Human Resources Manager, Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For services to national security.
  • Dr Richard Cooke (BA 1968), Staff Scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. For services to archaeology and the understanding of ancient Central American civilization.
  • Charles Pierce (BSc 1962, PGCE 1963), Head of Geography and Social Science at Malapoa College, Vanuatu and head of Social Science at the Vanuatu Institute of Teacher Education. For services to education in Vanuatu.
  • Benjamin Barker (MSc 1981), for services to the community in Greater Bedminster, Bristol.

You can view the entire Queen's birthday honours list 2017 online.

Further information

If you're a Bristol graduate and we haven't listed you here, it may be that we don't have your details. We'd love to hear from you, so please do get in touch with us at to share your achievements.