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New Year’s Honours 2009

06 January 2009

Professor Peter WellsProfessor Peter Wells

The outstanding achievements and contributions of individuals working at, or associated with Cardiff University have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list for 2009.

Professor Peter Wells, Scientific Director of the Institute of Medical Engineering and Medical Physics at the School of Engineering, is appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to healthcare science.

Professor Wells’ research has led the way in the development of two-dimensional imaging, automatic breast scanning and techniques for the assessment of arterial disease and has been a Distinguished Research Professor at Cardiff University since 2004.

He is a past-President of the British Medical Ultrasound Society, the British Institute of Radiology and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. His international scientific achievements resulted in his elections as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, then as a Fellow of the Royal Society and latterly as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The award of a CBE is further recognition of his work in advancement of science and engineering in healthcare.

Derek JonesDerek Jones

Also recognised was Derek Jones, formerly senior director of the Welsh Assembly Government, now the University’s Director of Business and Strategic Partnerships. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB).

Derek Jones, Director of Business and Strategic Partnerships said: "It’s a significant honour and I was delighted to receive it. I believe it also reflects well on the work of many people, other than me, towards the development of governance in Wales."

Professor Wendy HallProfessor Wendy Hall

Professor Wendy Hall, Fellow of the University and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton, is appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE). University Fellow and graduate Owain Arwel Hughes OBE was also given a CBE for his contribution to music and charity.

University Vice-Chancellor, Dr David Grant, said: "These awards recognise the significant contributions made by each of the recipients and I am delighted to extend congratulations to them on behalf of the entire University."

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