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Professor Sir John Irving Bell, Professor Alison Noble and Dr Parvinder Aley have been recognised and celebrated in the 2023 King's Birthday Honours list.

The pioneering work of members of the University has been recognised in the King's Birthday Honours. © University of Oxford Images / John Cairns Photography

Professor Sir John Irving Bell is appointed a Companion of Honour (CH) in the King’s Birthday Honours list.

Professor Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford, said: ‘I was delighted to hear that I had been recognised with a King’s Honour for the work I have done in medicine and life sciences.  It reflects the efforts of the very large number of people across the sector who have made this one of the UK’s strongest disciplines.’

Alison Noble, Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering, is appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to Engineering and Biomedical Imaging.

Professor Noble commented:  'It is a tremendous honour to receive a CBE for services to Engineering and Biomedical Imaging. I am very fortunate to work with many incredibly dedicated colleagues, and talented postdocs and students, at Oxford, UK-wide and overseas. This honour is a recognition not just of my work but also that of the outstanding people that I have had the privilege to work with.'

Dr Parvinder Aley is appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr Aley, Director of Global Operations at the Oxford Vaccine Group, said: ‘I feel incredibly privileged to receive this honour for contribution to the development of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and am proud to do so on behalf of all those who work tirelessly behind the scenes in the clinic, laboratory, administration and logistics to make scientific advances happen every day that can change the world.’


Read the full story and about other members of the University who also received honours on the University of Oxford website.