RCPsych Royal Honours Announcement
Today, 29 December, Her Majesty the Queen announced the 2018 New
Year’s honour list and we are delighted that five members of
RCPsych are included. Professor Tim Crow, Professor Ian Goodyer and
Dr Clive Meux will receive OBEs, Dr Rohit Shankar an MBE and Dr
Sarah Stringer a BEM.
Professor Wendy Burn, President of the Royal College of
Psychiatrists said: “We are delighted that Clive, Ian, Rohit, Sarah
and Tim have received honours this year. We all know that mental
and physical health are just as important but it’s not often that
doctors specialising in mental illness get the recognition they
“It’s fantastic to see psychiatrists awarded for their
Paul Rees, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
said: “I have the utmost respect for all those who have received
honours for their work in mental health.
“The Royal College of Psychiatrists fights tirelessly for mental
and physical health to be equally valued and respected. And while
mental health has long been undervalued, these honours are a clear
sign that recognition of the important work psychiatrists do is on
List of recipients:
Dr Clive Meux, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Oxford Health
NHS Foundation Trust. For services to People with Mental Ill
Professor Tim Crow, Honorary Scientific Director, Prince of
Wales International Centre for SANE Research. For services to
Schizophrenia Research and Treatments.
Prof Ian Goodyer, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,
University of Cambridge. For services to Psychiatry Research.
Professor Sally-Ann Cooper, Professor of Learning Disabilities,
University of Glasgow. For services to Science and
Dr Rohit Shankar, Consultant in Adult Developmental Psychiatry,
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. For services to People
with Learning Disabilities in Cornwall.
Dr Ben Goldacre, Senior Clinical Research
Fellow at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Nuffield
Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, is appointed MBE for
services to Evidence in Policy.
Dr Sarah Stringer, Honorary Lecturer, King’s College London. For
services to Psychiatry and Equality in Mental Healthcare.
Other notable mental health advocates include:
Poppy Jaman, Chief Executive,
Mental Health First Aid England. For services to People with Mental
Professor Elizabeth Kuipers,
Professor of Clinical Psychology, King’s College, London. For
services to Clinical Research, Treatment and Support for People
Mrs Deborah Brownson, For services to
Mrs Barbara Woodward Carlton,
Chair, University of Bradford Panel for Dementia Research. For
services to Patient and Public Involvement in Furthering Dementia
Mrs Lucy Marks, Chief
Executive Officer and Clinical Psychologist, Compass Wellbeing. For
services to Children's Mental Health and Primary Care.
Ms Neelam Farzana, Managing
Director, The Listening Service. For services to Mental Health in
Ms Angela Kandola, Founder, AWAAZ charity. For services to
Vulnerable People with Mental Health Issues.