Professor Irene Tracey FMedSci, MAE, Professor Richard Haynes and Lucy Fletcher have been recognised in the New Year's Honours list for 2022.
Professor Irene Tracey FMedSci, MAE, Professor of Anaesthetic Neuroscience and Warden of Merton College, has been appointed CBE for services to medical research.
Professor Tracey said: 'I am utterly surprised by this honour, and truly delighted that my past and present team's research to understand the brain mechanisms underpinning the major medical health problem of chronic pain has been recognised in this way. I am so fortunate to work with such a dedicated group of globally drawn scientists and clinicians, and I am so grateful to Oxford University and my various colleges and departments, especially colleagues at NDCN and WIN, as well as Heads of Departments and the MSD, for all the support over the years. I'd particularly like to thank our children, Colette, John and Jim, and of course my husband, Professor Myles Allen, all of whom have been instrumental in my career – I'm so thrilled that he was recognised this year too.'
Professor Tracey held until recently the Nuffield Chair of Anaesthetic Sciences, was Head of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences and was Director of the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB – now WIN), amongst other academic roles within the University.
She returned to her alma mater in 2019 as the 51st Warden of Merton College. Professor Tracey has served on the Council of the UKRI Medical Research Council since 2017 and is President-elect of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies. She is a passionate advocate for women in science and her team is internationally recognised for their contributions to neuroimaging and pain neuroscience.
Professor Richard Haynes, RECOVERY trial coordinator, has been appointed MBE for services to Global Health.
‘I am excited, flattered and embarrassed to receive this honour. I am only receiving this because of the incredible efforts of my friends and colleagues in the RECOVERY team and wider university. I dedicate it to them, and to all our collaborators at hospitals in the NHS and around the world who have given themselves to this effort.
‘COVID-19 has brought out the best in health services staff everywhere and I am very proud to be a small part of that. Above all, I would like to thank all of our participants who so bravely took the decision to participate in such difficult circumstances without whose contribution RECOVERY could not succeed,’ said Professor Richard Haynes
Lucy Fletcher, Senior Clinical Trial Manager, has been appointed MBE for services to Clinical Trials
‘It is a privilege to receive this honour for services to Clinical Trials. My recent involvement in the management of the RECOVERY trial of treatments for COVID-19 has been an extraordinary and hugely rewarding experience.
I am delighted to have had the opportunity to contribute to what has been such an important and impactful collaboration. I feel very fortunate to work with many incredibly dedicated and supportive colleagues and although I am extremely grateful to receive this personal recognition, it is undoubtedly a reflection of the efforts of our entire team,’ said Lucy Fletcher.
Congratulations also to Professor Jonathan Michie, Professor of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange and President of Kellogg College at the University of Oxford, where he also led Continuing Education for over 13 years. He has been appointed OBE for services to education and lifelong learning, Professor Myles Allen, FInstP, Professor of Geosystem Science in the Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics, a Fellow of Linacre College, and Director of the Oxford Net Zero initiative who has been appointed CBE for services to climate change attribution, prediction and net zero, The Right Honourable The Baroness Amos CH PC, the Master of University College Oxford, has been appointed to be a Lady Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter and Professor Sarah Springman CBE FREng, professor of geotechnical engineering, receives a damehood for services to engineering and to international sports administration.