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Queen’s Birthday Honours

17 June 2010

Professor Andrew FinlayProfessor Andrew Finlay

University academics and alumni have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for their outstanding contribution to all areas of society.

Professor Andrew Finlay of the School of Medicine becomes a CBE for services to medicine. Professor Finlay has led pioneering research into the development and validation of questionnaires to measure the severe impact that skin disease can have on people’s lives. These questionnaires are now in standard use across the world in up to 70 languages.

He also created the Diploma in Practical Dermatology course, which since 1989 over 3000 GPs from across the world have completed. Professor Finlay was President of the British Association of Dermatologists and was awarded the Herman Musaph Medal in 2007 for his contribution to psychodermatology in Europe. Since his retirement last year, Professor Finlay continues to supervise quality of life research at the School.

Speaking about the award, Professor Finlay said: "It is a great honour to be awarded a CBE. However the success of our quality of life research work and our international teaching programmes has only been possible because of the outstanding team of dermatologists, nurses, researchers and administrators that we have developed over many years. I have been very fortunate in Cardiff to have worked in the Dermatology Department with this world-class clinical, research and teaching team."

Also recognised was Karen Logan, Nurse Consultant and Honorary Tutor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, who becomes an OBE. Karen is also a Cardiff alumnus, having graduated from the School in 2001.

Other Alumni honoured by the Queen include composer Karl Jenkins who becomes a CBE for services to music; Dr Paul Langmaid, Chief Dental Officer for Wales who also becomes a CBE; and Eileen Gallagher, Chief Executive of Shed Productions who becomes an OBE for services to broadcasting.

The wife of former University Vice-Chancellor Sir Aubrey Trotman-Dickenson was also recognised for her services to education. Lady Danusia Trotman-Dickenson becomes an MBE.

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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