University celebrates three birthday honours

19 Jun 2012 16:53:16.437

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Judie Newman, Professor of American Studies, is one of three Queen’s Birthday Honours being celebrated by The University of Nottingham.

Professor Newman, from the School of American and Canadian Studies, receives an OBE for her services to scholarship. Keith Hamill, who served on the University’s governing body for 28 years, has been awarded an OBE for services to business and higher education. Emeritus Professor, Conor Duggan, has been honoured with an OBE for his services to forensic mental health.

Keith Hamill, who was President of Council for eight years from 2003, graduated from The University of Nottingham in 1974 in politics. During his extensive career he has been Chairman of Travelodge, the airline Go, and Moss Bros. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Samsonite, Electrocomponents and easyJet.

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Professor Duggan, whose medical career spans three decades, is a respected academic in the field of forensic mental health as a researcher and teacher. His research interests are treatment efficacy in personality disordered offenders, their long-term course and the neuropsychological basis of psychopathy.

Professor Newman is currently working on a new book about utopian images in a post 9/11 world.

Professor David Greenaway, the University’s Vice-Chancellor, said: “We would like to congratulate all three of our colleagues who receive Birthday Honours in this, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year. We are proud of their achievements and thank them for the diverse contribution they have made to the success of our University.”

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham, described by The Sunday Times University Guide 2011 as ‘the embodiment of the modern international university’, has 40,000 students at award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. It is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 75 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and the QS World University Rankings. It was named ‘the world’s greenest university’ in the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking 2011.

More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. The University’s vision is to be recognised around the world for its signature contributions, especially in global food security, energy & sustainability, and health. The University won a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2011, for its research into global food security.

Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, its biggest ever fund-raising campaign, will deliver the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future. More news



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