Queens' alumni recognised in New Year Honours List

Three Queens' alumni have been recognised in the King's New Year Honours List for 2023 for their work in the fields of heritage, medicine and education. Mr Philip Davies (1969) was awarded an OBE for services to UK and Commonwealth Heritage, and Professor Antony Johansen (1982) and Professor Deborah Johnston (1985) were awarded MBEs for services to stammering recognition in higher education and services to older people respectively. Congratulations to our three honourees from Queens'!

Mr Philip Davies OBE (1969)

An international heritage consultant and best-selling author, Philip is a former Senior Director of English Heritage and the Founder and Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Heritage Forum, having established the £12.26 million Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Commonwealth Heritage Skills Training Programme, the largest heritage project in the Commonwealth's history. Some of his books include Lost England 1870-1930 and London: Hidden Interiors and Splendours of the Raj: British Architecture in India 1660-1947.

Professor Deborah Johnston MBE (1975)

Deborah is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University, chair of the national body supporting the Disabled Student Commitment, and interim Vice Chair of the British Stammering Association (STAMMA). Her work to make higher education more accessible for students who stammer includes Stammering Awareness Days, a public speakers club at LSBU, and a guide to supporting students who stammer to achieve a positive and inclusive university experience.

Professor Antony Johansen MBE (1982)

Antony did his clinical at Addenbrookes, then worked in Cambridgeshire, Oxford, Southampton and London, before returning home to Cardiff in 1994. Since then, he has been providing geriatric medical care to patients in the acute orthopaedic and trauma wards at the University Hospital of Wales. He was appointed as the world's first full-time consultant orthogeriatrician in 1997.