We award Honorary Fellowships to those who have achieved international distinction in their field.
2022 Honorary Fellows
Yehuda Bauer (BA 1950) is Professor (Emeritus) of Holocaust Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Academic Adviser of Yad Vashem, and Member of the Israeli Academy of Science.
Professor David Beerling
Professor David Beerling (BSc 1987, PhD 1990) is an international leader in carbon dioxide removal technologies and founder and director of the Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation.
Carole Cadwalladr is a journalist for The Guardian and Observer. Her investigation into Cambridge Analytica resulted in Mark Zuckerberg being called before Congress and Facebook losing more than $100 billion from its share price. Cadwalladr’s work has won a Polk Award and the Orwell Prize for political journalism.
Beth Fisher was sports reporter for ITV Cymru Wales News from 2019 to this year and is now freelance. Beth arrived late into the industry after retiring from international hockey but made history in 2019 when she became the first woman in Wales to commentate on football for BBC Wales.
Jessica Fishlock MBE
Jessica Fishlock MBE is a professional footballer and LGBTQI Ambassador. She was the first Welsh footballer to reach 100 international caps and is the current Welsh international cap record holder.
Warren Gatland CBE
Warren Gatland CBE is a New Zealand Rugby Union coach and former All Black. Between 2007 and 2019, he coached Wales winning four Six Nations titles, including three Grand Slams, and reached the semi-finals of the 2011 and 2019 Rugby World Cups.
Julia Gillard was the 27th Prime Minister of Australia and the first, and only, woman to serve in that role. Since leaving office, she has dedicated her time to advocacy, governance roles, and writing.
Susan Hemming CBE
Susan Hemming CBE (LLB 1986) is Director of Legal Services at the Crown Prosecution Service.
Lord Michael Heseltine
Lord Michael Heseltine was a Member of Parliament from 1966 to 2001. He was Deputy Prime Minister from 1995 to 1997. He is founder and Chairman of the Haymarket Group, a privately owned media company.
Dorothea Hodge (BScEcon 1995, MSc 1998) is the founding director of Aequitas Global, an award-winning policy and communications agency.
Professor Jane den Hollander
Professor Jane den Hollander (PhD 1989) was Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University from 2010 until her retirement in 2019. She served as Interim Vice-Chancellor at the University of Western Australia (March-July 2020) and Murdoch University (November-March 2022).
Sophie Howe (LLB 1999) was appointed as the first Future Generations Commissioner for Wales in 2016. Her role is to act as a guardian for the interests of future generations and to support public bodies to work towards achieving wellbeing goals.
Sali Hughes is a writer and broadcaster who has been the Guardian’s Beauty Editor since 2011. She is also co-founder of Beauty Banks, a nationwide charity providing toiletries to people living in poverty.
Dafydd Iwan (BArch 1968) is a singer-songwriter who has released many albums and is the author of books in Welsh. His rousing Welsh language song, Yma o Hyd, has become the unofficial anthem for the Wales national football team, reaching number one in the download chart in June.
Christopher DV Jones CBE
Christopher DV Jones CBE (MBBCh 1979) is Chair of Health Education and Improvement Wales, which takes a leading role in shaping the healthcare workforce.
Professor Kenneth Matengu
Professor Kenneth Matengu is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Namibia.
Cerys Matthews MBE
Cerys Matthews MBE is a musician, author and broadcaster. She hosts shows on BBC Radio 2, 4 and 6 Music. She is Vice President of Shelter Wales and of the Hay Festival of Literature and Arts and is patron of the Dylan Thomas Society and Ballet Cymru.
Abi Morgan OBE
Abi Morgan OBE is a playwright and screenwriter known for her works in theatre, television and film, such as Sex Traffic, The Hour, Brick Lane, The Iron Lady, The Invisible Woman and Suffragette.
Sir Geoff Mulgan
Sir Geoff Mulgan is Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation at University College London.
Elizabeth Palmer (PgDip 1980) is senior foreign correspondent for CBS News, currently working as Asia correspondent based in Tokyo.
Sarah Powell is Chief Executive of British Gymnastics and is an experienced leader with more than 20 years’ experience of working in sport.
Bill Rammell (BA 1982) is former Labour MP for Harlow. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire for eight years and in 2021 became President of the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr.
Gordon Sanghera (BScTech 1983, PhD 1987) is co-founder of Oxford Nanopore, a company that has developed a new generation of nanopore-based sensing technology, and was appointed CEO in May 2005.
Michelle Terry (BA 2001) trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and has been the Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe since 2018. She is an Olivier Award-winning actress and writer.
Laura Trevelyan (PgDip 1991) is an anchor and correspondent for the BBC’s US Emmy award winning newscast World News America, seen on BBC World News and PBS.
Joseph Yun (BScEcon 1976) had a diplomatic career spanning 33 years for the US Department of State, marked by his commitment to face-to-face engagement for resolving conflict.