New Year’s Honours awarded to Fellows of the British Academy
31 Dec 2020
Fellows of the British Academy have been conferred with public honours in the New Year 2021 Public Honours List. The list recognises outstanding achievements across the UK:
- Professor Karin Judith Barber FBA has been awarded a DBE for services to the study of African culture
- Professor Rachel Susan Griffith FBA has been awarded a DBE for services to economic policy and to education
- Professor Carol Propper FBA has been awarded a DBE for services to economic policy and to public health
- Professor Simon Baron-Cohen FBA has been awarded a knighthood for services to people with autism
- Professor Usha Claire Goswami FBA has been awarded a CBE for services to educational research
- Professor Francesca Gabrielle Happé FBA has been awarded a CBE for services to the study of autism
In New Zealand, Professor Dame Anne Salmond FBA has also been made a member of the Order of New Zealand, the country's highest honour.
Professor Sir David Cannadine, President of the British Academy, said:
“It is welcome news at the end of such a tough year to see the humanities and social sciences celebrated in the New Year’s Honours list.
“On behalf of the whole British Academy, I would like to congratulate these Fellows on their awards and thank them for their dedication, skill and contribution in their respective fields.
“These honours showcase the British Academy’s Fellowship in its diversity and depth, recognising the role academic rigour and enquiry have to play in understanding humans, societies and the times in which we live."
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