LJMU in Birthday Honours list
16 June 2009
LJMU professor, former Vice-Chancellor and five honorary fellows all receive honours in the Queen's Birthday list.
Professor Mark Bellis, Director of LJMU’s Centre for Public Health has received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to healthcare. Mark is pictured left receiving his Doctor of Science award from the University in 2006 - the highest academic award that LJMU can make
Mark is an internationally respected expert on sexual health, in the areas of AIDS/HIV, teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases; substance use, with particular reference to alcohol and violence, tobacco and drugs; and public health intelligence and communication. His work has substantially advanced our understanding of health and harm-related behaviour, linking issues such as substance use, sexual health and violence in order to inform broader public health policy and practice. The applied nature of his work has also helped practitioners develop new interventions at local, national and international levels.
Others with an LJMU connection who received awards in the Birthday Honours list include former LJMU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Toyne who was made a CBE.
Five of our honorary fellows were also recognised:
- Delia Smith – CBE
- Sue Johnston - OBE
- Barry Owen - OBE
- Ray Donnelly - MBE
- Paul Heathcote - MBE