Queen's New Year Honours for NERC research community

6 January 2020

NERC would like to congratulate colleagues and members of the environmental science community who have been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours.

Recipients within NERC's community include:

Professor Sir Duncan Wingham, who has received a knighthood for his services to climate science.

Professor Sir Duncan Wingham is Executive Chair of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Professor of Climate Physics at UCL. During his tenure at NERC he has overseen the delivery of several high-profile capital projects including the building of the Royal Research Ships Discovery and Sir David Attenborough.

Professor Wingham has also helped to shape the UK’s science contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change through championing the development of the UK Earth System Model, and from 2014 to 2017 was Chair of the UK Collaboration in Development Research, a venture to coordinate across government departments the research funding which is focused on developing countries.

Professor Ed Hawkins, who has received an MBE for services to climate science and science communication.

Professor Ed Hawkins MBE is a professor of Climate Science at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Reading. He focuses on improving predictions of climate change and its impacts, and has contributed to multiple Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), acting as lead author on the 6th Assessment Report. His passion for the communication of climate science has led to extensive media coverage of his work and numerous public engagement activities, with his climate spirals animation taking centre stage at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.

Professor Tim Jickells, who has received an OBE for services to marine and atmospheric sciences.  

Professor Tim Jickells OBE is a member of the Science Advisory Council and a professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. His forty-year research career has led to major advances in the understanding of nutrient and trace metal chemistry in marine environments. He is a great supporter of scientific endeavour through his various advisory roles for the UK research community and government departments, and from 2007-2012 served as NERC Theme Leader for Earth System Science. 

Further information

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