We award Honorary Fellowships to those who have achieved international distinction in their field.
2019 Honorary Fellows
Professor Alice Roberts
Alice Roberts (BSc 1994, MBBCh 1997) is a biological anthropologist, clinical anatomist, author and broadcaster. She has written and presented many science-related TV and radio programmes and written eight popular science books.
Dilys Price OBE
Dilys Price (BEd Alumna) OBE is the world's oldest female solo skydiver and a retired lecturer in Modern Educational Dance. In 1998 she founded the Touch Trust: a charity which provides unique movement programmes for individuals with autism, dementia and profound disabilities
Frances Beecher is a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, the founder of the End Youth Homelessness Cymru coalition and Chief Executive of Llamau: a charity which provides homeless teenagers and women with a safe place to stay.
Matt Jukes is Chief Constable of South Wales Police. His focus on local policing and back-office reform has supported one of the smallest front-line reductions in the UK.
Dr Steve Garnett
Steve Garnett (BSc 1980) has been a member of the executive management team of three software startups that have each turned into some of the most successful software companies in history. He now manages his own portfolio of investment in a variety of high growth companies.
James Goldston (PgDip 1991) began his career in television as a producer for several BBC News programmes, including Newsnight, and BBC's flagship current affairs programme, Panorama. He was named as President of ABC News in April 2014 and oversees all aspects of the news division.
Professor Stephen Tomlinson CBE
Stephen Tomlinson CBE has a long and distinguished career of medical research in endocrinology and diabetes. He was formerly the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales College of Medicine and is currently Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Cardiff University and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Dr Ivor Davies
Ivor Davies is a leading Welsh artist and art historian with around 50 solo and 100 joint exhibitions. Central to the Destruction in Art movement, and more recently the Welsh Beca Group, he gives the annual Ivor Davies Eisteddfod Prize.
Jonathan and Karen Hodge
Jonathan and Karen Hodge are trustees of the Hodge Foundation which owns 79% of the Hodge group of businesses. The Hodge Foundation is a grant making charity whose mission is to make life better for people experiencing deprivation, mental or physical illness, social exclusion or other disadvantages.
Strive Masiyiwa a London-based Zimbabwean businessman and philanthropist, is the founder and executive chairman of Econet Wireless and a member of the Africa Progress Panel.
Michael Sheen OBE
Michael Sheen is a Welsh screen and stage actor and has starred in three films nominated for Best Picture Academy Award and won multiple awards for his stage performances. Widely recognised as an equally effective activist, through roles such as UNICEF Ambassador, Michael is now branching out to start his own social movements.
Professor Sir Mansel Aylward CB
Mansel Aylward CB is a leading voice in public health. His distinguished career includes the positions of Chair of Public Health Wales and Medical Director and Chief Scientist at the Department for Work and Pensions. He currently chairs the Bevan Commission and the Life Science Hub Wales Ltd.
Eddie Izzard is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and marathon runner. She received critical acclaim for her performance in the film, Victoria and Abdul, and her hugely popular Force Majeure comedy tour has played in over 30 countries.