Nobel Prizes and Fellowships

The academic quality of the University is reflected partly in the Nobel Prizes and Fellowships associated with the University community.

Nobel Laureates

Nobel Laureates

Academicians of the Academy of Social Sciences

  • Terrell Carver, Professor of Political Theory, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
  • Sarah Childs, Professor of Politics and Gender, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
  • Professor Guy Claxton, Visiting Fellow, Graduate School of Education
  • Joanne Conaghan, Professor of Law, University of Bristol Law School
  • Michael Crossley, Professor of Comparative and International Education, Graduate School of Education
  • Rosemary Deem, Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Education
  • Jenny Donovan, Professor Social Medicine, School of Social and Community Medicine
  • Steven Greer, Professor of Human Rights, University of Bristol Law School
  • Ron Johnston, Professor of Geography, School of Geographical Sciences
  • Kelvyn Jones, Professor of Human Quantitative Geography, School of Geographical Sciences
  • Wendy Larner, Professor of Human Geography and Sociology, School of Geographical Sciences
  • Gregor McLennan, Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies and Professor of Sociology, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
  • Judith Masson, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies and University Research Fellow, University of Bristol Law School
  • Roger Middleton, Professor of the History of Political Economy and Head of School, Department of Historical Studies (History)
  • Tariq Modood, Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
  • Judith Squires, Dean of Social Sciences and Law and Professor of Political Theory, Social Sciences and Law Faculty Office
  • Mark Wickham-Jones, Professor of Political Science, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Emeritus:

  • Bernard Alford, Emeritus Professor of Economic and Social History, Department of Historical Studies (History)
  • Ray Forrest, Emeritus Professor, School for Policy Studies
  • Hilary Land, Emeritus Professor of Family Policy and Child Welfare, School for Policy Studies
  • Richard Little, Emeritus Professor, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences

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  • Gianni Angelini, British Heart Foundation (BHF) Professor of Cardiac Surgery, School of Clinical Sciences
  • David Anstee, Professor, School of Biochemistry
  • Graham Collingridge, Professor of Neuroscience in Anatomy, School of Physiology and Pharmacology
  • George Davey Smith, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine
  • Andrew Dick, Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • Jenny Donovan, Professor of Social Medicine, School of Social and Community Medicine
  • Andrew Halestrap, Professor of Biochemistry, School of Biochemistry
  • Jeremy Henley, Professor of Molecular Neuroscience, School of Biochemistry
  • Stafford Lightman, Professor of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine
  • David Lodge, Professor, School of Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Paul Martin, Professor of Cell Biology in the Schools of Biochemistry and Physiology & Pharmacology
  • Peter Mathieson, Professor and Dean of Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
  • David Nutt, Professor and Visiting Fellow in the School of Social and Community Medicine
  • Jonathan Sandy, Professor of Orthodontics, School of Oral and Dental Science
  • Eric Thomas, Professor, Vice-Chancellor

Emeritus:

  • Dick Denton, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry, School of Biochemistry
  • Jean Golding, Emeritus Professor of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine
  • Jeffrey Watkins, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology, School  of Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Peter Wells, Emeritus Professor, School of Clinical Sciences

Fellows of the British Academy

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  • Katharine Ellis, The Stanley Hugh Badock Chair in Music, Department of Music
  • Harvey Goldstein, Professor of Social Statistics, Graduate School of Education
  • Ronald Hutton, Professor of History, Department of History (Historical Studies)
  • Ron Johnston, Professor of Geography, School of Geographical Sciences
  • Fiona Steele, Professor of Social Statistics, Graduate School of Education

Emeritus:

  • Stephen Bann, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow in History of Art, Department of Historical Studies (History of Arts)
  • John Burrow, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow of English, Department of English
  • Gillian Clark, Emeritus Professor of Classics & Ancient History, Department of Classics & Ancient History
  • William Doyle, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow in History, Department of Historical Studies (History)
  • Peter Haggett, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Urban and Regional Geography, School of Geographical Sciences
  • Richard Little, Emeritus Professor, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
  • John Shepherdson, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Mathematics, School of Mathematics
  • Peter Warren, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Archaeology, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology  

Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering

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  • Ralph Benjamin, Visiting Fellow in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Peter Flewitt, Visiting Professor in Physics and Interface Analysis, School of Physics
  • Patrick Godfrey, Professor of Systems Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
  • Thomas Lawson, Senior Research Fellow in Aerospace Engineering, Department of Aerospace Engineering
  • David May, Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science
  • Joseph McGeehan, Professor of Communications Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • David Muir Wood, Professor and Research Fellow in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
  • Michael Shears, RAE Charter Visiting Industrial Professor in Principles of Engineering Design, Faculty of Engineering

Emeritus:

  • Brian Bird, Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • David Blockley, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
  • Martin Lowson, Emeritus Professor of Advanced Transport, Department of Aerospace Engineering
  • Roy Severn, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
  • Peter Wells, Emeritus Professor, School of Clinical Sciences

Fellows of the Royal Society

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  • Varinder Aggarwal, Professor in the School of Chemistry
  • Mike Ashfold, Professor of Physical Chemistry, School of Chemistry
  • Jon Blundy, Professorial Research Fellow in Petrology, School of Earth Sciences
  • Malcolm Brown, Professor of Anatomy and Cognitive Neuroscience, School of Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Graham Collingridge, Professor of Neuroscience in Anatomy, School of Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Bob Evans, Henry Overton Professor of Physics, School of Physics
  • Richard Evershed, Professor of Biogeochemistry, School of Chemistry
  • David Ewins, Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering
  • Stephen Halford, Professor of Biochemistry, School of Biochemistry
  • Christopher Hawkesworth, Visiting Professor of Earth Sciences, School of Earth Sciences
  • Alasdair Houston, Professor of Theoretical Biology in the School of Biological Sciences
  • Jon Keating, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Professor of Mathematical Physics, Science Faculty Office
  • Richard Kerswell, Professor of Applied Mathematics in the School of Mathematics
  • Guy Lloyd-Jones, Professor in the School of Chemistry
  • Stephen Mann, Professor of Chemistry, School of Chemistry
  • Ian Manners, Professor of Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, School of Chemistry
  • James Maxwell, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, School of Chemistry
  • David May, Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science
  • John McNamara, Professor of Mathematics and Biology in the School of Mathematics
  • Mervyn Miles, Professor of Physics and Head of the Nanophysics and Soft Matter Group, School of Physics
  • Colin Pennycuick, Honorary Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Biological Sciences, School of Biological Sciences
  • Tom Simpson, Alfred Capper Pass Chair of Chemistry, School of Chemistry
  • Steve Sparks, Chaning Wills Professor of Geology, School of Earth Sciences
  • Trevor Wooley,  Professor of Pure Mathematics, School of Mathematics

Emeritus:

  • Roger Alder, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Organic Chemistry, School of Chemistry
  • Sir Michael Berry, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Physics, School of Physics
  • Dick Denton, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry, School of Biochemistry
  • Richard Dixon, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Chemistry, School of Chemistry
  • Geoffrey Eglinton, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Organic Geochemistry, School of Earth Sciences
  • Sir John Enderby, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Physics, School of Physics
  • Sir Anthony Epstein, Emeritus Professor of Pathology, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • Peter Green, Emeritus Professor of Statistics and Professorial Research Fellow, School of Mathematics
  • Herbert Gutfreund, Emeritus Professor and Visiting Fellow in Physical Biochemistry, School of Biochemistry
  • Anthony Legon, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow of Physical Chemistry, School of Chemistry
  • Jake MacMillan, Emeritus Professor/Senior Research Fellow in Organic and Biological Chemistry, School of Chemistry
  • John Nye, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Physics, School of Physics
  • John Steeds, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Physics, School of Physics
  • Anthony Walsby, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Botany, School of Biological Sciences
  • Peter Wells, Emeritus Professor, School of Clinical Sciences

Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education

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The University of Bristol has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education - the highest accolade for any academic institution – in recognition of its leading-edge research in obstetric and neonatal practice, which has made a positive difference to mothers and babies throughout the world.