The Queen's Birthday Honours 2017

Press release
19 June 2017
The Royal College of Psychiatrists congratulates the following members on being awarded a Queen’s Birthday Honour in recognition of their achievements and services to mental health.

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Professor Simon Lovestone, Professor of Translational Neuroscience, University of Oxford. Sir Lovestone was knighted for services to Neuroscience Research.

Professor Pamela Taylor, chair of the forensic faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Cardiff University. Professor Taylor was awarded a CBE for services to Forensic Psychiatry.

Professor Graham John Thornicroft, Consultant Psychiatrist and Professor of Community Psychiatry, King's College London. Professor Thornicroft was knighted for services to Mental Health.

President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Professor Sir Simon Wessely said:
'We are delighted to note the honours being given to Professor Simon Lovestone, Professor Pamela Taylor and Professor Graham Thornicroft.

'This is recognition not just of their invaluable contribution to mental health services and research, but also of the incredible work that mental health professionals are doing across the UK. Yes, these things are symbolic, but nevertheless do reflect the positive changes happening in society with regards to the importance of the subject.'


Paul Rees, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Psychiatrists said:
'It is fantastic news that Professor Simon Lovestone, Professor Pamela Taylor and Professor Graham Thornicroft have received honours. This shows the importance of psychiatry in the provision of excellent services to people with mental illness, learning difficulties, and developmental disorders.

'These awards are indicative of the ever-increasing recognition to mental health, and the tireless dedication of those who support people with mental illness across the UK.'

The College also wishes to congratulate the following individuals and their notable achievements to improvements to mental health:

Professor Theresa Mary Marteau, Honorary Professor and Director, Behaviour and Health Research Unit, University of. Cambridge. Professor Marteau was awarded an OBE for services to Public Health.

John Binns, Mental Health Champion, London. Mr. Binns was awarded an MBE for services to Mental Health.

Mrs Victoria Jean Chalmers, Founder and Lead Practitioner, Time 4 Children. Mrs. Chalmers was made a Dame for services to Children's Emotional Well-being.

Dr Philip Anthony Cooper, Nurse Consultant in Dual Diagnosis, North West Boroughs Healthcare and NHS Foundation. Dr Cooper was awarded and MBE for services to Nursing.

Ms Suzanne Leigh Hudson, Chief Executive, Bipolar UK. Ms Hudson was awarded and MBE for services to People Affected by Bipolar Illness.

Mrs Carolyn Little, Chair, Support in Mind Scotland. Mrs Little was awarded an MBE for services to Mental Healthcare.

Dr Simon O’Donovan. Clinical Lead, Young Onset Dementia Service, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. Dr. O’Donovan was awarded an MBE for services to the Development of Mental Health Services for Older People.

Acting Lieutenant Colonel Norman Owen JONES, ARRC, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, Army Reserve and Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at Kings College London. Acting Lt COL Jones was awarded an MBE for military services.

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