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Cambridge academics honoured in the 2014 New Year Honours List

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Professor Ash Amin, Professor Juliet Compston, Professor David Neal and Baroness Onora O’Neill are amongst those who have been given honours in this year’s New Year Honours list.

Economic geographer Professor Ash Amin has been awarded a CBE for his services to Social Science. Amin is known for his work on, amongst other things, the economy as a cultural entity, the geographies of modern living and globalisation as an everyday process. Recently he has focused on cultures of calamity, the contemporary urban condition, and the rights of the poor, looking into urban cohesion and racial integration.

Emeritus Professor of Bone Medicine Juliet Compston has been awarded an OBE for her services to the treatment of Osteoporosis. For over 3 decades Compston has focused on the pathophysiology and treatment of osteoporosis, and has helped develop treatment guidelines. “It was a lovely surprise to get the award, but as always other people are involved and nobody does all the work on their own” she said, speaking about the award. “I’d like to thank all my colleagues that have helped me developing the guidelines and all the patients that have been part of the research.”

Professor of Surgical Oncology David Neal has been awarded a CBE for his services to Surgery. He has particular expertise in the field of prostate cancer and complex testicular cancer, and is part of a team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital conducting robotic prostatectomies. “Honoured and delighted” to have won the award, Neal said that “working with people with cancer is extremely inspiring because of their courage in dealing with this difficult disease and because they are determined to help us with our research to improve things for those who come after.”

Baroness Onara O’Neill of Bengarve, Professor Emeritus and former principal of Newnham College, has been made a Companion of Honour (CH) for her services to Philosophy and Public Policy. Widely recognised as one of Britain’s leading moral and political philosophers, her research has focussed particularly on questions of international justice, the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, and bioethics.

Members of the University have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to society

I’d like to thank all my colleagues that have helped me developing the guidelines and all the patients that have been part of the research
Professor Juliet Compston
Professor Ash Amin, Professor Juliet Compston, Professor David Neal, Baroness Onora O’Neill

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