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14th Jun 2021
Dr Fiona Marston, a Non-Executive Director here at Alder Hey, has been awarded as Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for service in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
As the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s (LSTM’s) Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence, Fiona is working with LSTM to support training in commercial translation of innovative research, developing projects that build the entrepreneurial skills of staff and students, as well as their understanding of the scientific challenges being tackled in the innovation sector. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic she has worked with researchers and clinicians across LSTM to develop and help deliver innovations and trials that have been of benefit to people within the UK and throughout the world.
She said: “I am extremely honoured to be receiving this award as part of the Queen’s birthday list. Working to ensure that excellent research can be translated into tangible benefits for those who will benefit most has been my passion throughout my career. I would like to acknowledge my team at CEIDR Innovations, Lisa Baldwin, Becky Jones-Phillips and Maxine Martin and the many research colleagues in LSTM with whom we have worked, including Professor Daniela Ferreira, Professor Giancarlo Biagini, Dr Emily Adams, Dr Grant Hughes and their teams. While this has been a difficult year for so many people, it has shown that when science and industry work hand in hand we can make amazing things happen.”
The Officer of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, established in 1917 by King George V. The OBE is awarded to someone for having a major role on any activity in their chosen area, including those people whose contribution is recognised nationally. You can find out more about the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021 on the government site here.
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