Four members of staff at the University of St Andrews have been named recipients of the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Professor Sally Mapstone, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University has been made a Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE) for services to higher education. Since taking on the role of Principal in 2016, the University has achieved first place in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.
Stephen Stewart, Director of Sport and Exercise, has been made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for services to sport. Mr Stewart is a founder of the Wallace Group, a network of seven universities in the UK which promote sports and health workshops in developing countries.
Mathematician Dr Isobel Falconer is made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the history of mathematics and science. Her interests include the relations between maths and physics in the nineteenth century and their interaction with the cultural context.
Assistant Director of Student Services Claire Lavelle is made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the wellbeing of students, teachers, and staff in education. Lavelle is the founder of the Hive of Wellbeing, an organisation which aims to support Early Years practitioners, teachers, and senior leaders.
In an email sent out to students and staff this morning, the Chancellor of the University, Rt Hon Lord Campbell of Pittenweem, said ‘These honours not only acknowledge the achievements and deep personal commitments of Sally, Stephen, Isobel, and Claire; I believe they are also a reflection of the strengths and shared endeavours of our community because rarely do we achieve anything in isolation.’
He added, ‘I hope you will join me in offering our fellow St Andreans warm congratulations on this important recognition of their service to the University, the wider community, and education more broadly’.
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