Honours for Professor of Therapeutics and forensics expert

Posted by mjs76 at Jun 11, 2011 09:30 AM |
Congratulations to our two colleagues who have been recognised in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Honours for Professor of Therapeutics and forensics expert

Professor Kent Woods

Professor Kent Woods, Chief Executive of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) who holds a Chair in Therapeutics at Leicester, is awarded a knighthood.

Educated at Cambridge and Birmingham, Professor Woods was a consultant physician at Leicester Royal Infirmary for 20 years before joining the MHRA in 2004.

He was Director of the NHS Health Technology Assessment Programme 1999-2003 and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Dr John Bond

Also Dr John Bond, Honorary Research Fellow in our Department of Chemistry and our Forensic Research Centre whose work into the chemical detection of fingerprints on bullet casings has been widely acclaimed for its use in law enforcement and crime detection, is named OBE.

Dr Bond studied at Bath and Sussex and worked with Northamptonshire Police for many years, developing his innovative techniques. His process for identifying 'invisible' fingerprints on brass bullet casings was cited among Time magazine’s top 50 inventions of the year in 2008, and was named as one of BBC Focus magazine's inventions 'most likely to change the world' in 2009 .

Just this week, Dr Bond gave a seminar in our Department of Criminology on Forensic Data Analysis including an explanation of how his research has shown that the profile of a burglar can be built up from their sense of fashion-consciousness.

Also among the recipients in the Queen's Birthday Honours this year was Jack Birkenshaw, awarded an MBE for services to cricket, who received an honorary degree from the University in 1997.

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