Professor Sonia Livingstone has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours for services to children and child internet safety. Professor Livingstone has dedicated much of her research to children and Internet use. She is author or editor of 17 books and many academic articles and chapters. She has held visiting professor positions at the Universities of Bergen, Copenhagen, Harvard, Illinois, Milan, Paris II, and Stockholm, and is on the editorial board of several leading journals. She was President of ICA (the International Communication Association) in 2007-8.
Commenting on the honour, Professor Livingstone said:
It’s been a fascinating experience over the past fifteen years to take my research into often-contested policy and public debates on how to empower and safeguard children online, at a time when internet access was becoming ever more important. I am delighted that this has been valued, and I thank my colleagues for their collaboration and support.”
Professor John Kay is a Visiting Professor of Economics at LSE and has been awarded a CBE for services to economics. Professor Kay is a prolific author, writing particularly for the Financial Times and has published numerous books including Foundations of Corporate Success (1993), The Truth About Markets (2003) and The Long and the Short of It: Finance and investment for normally intelligent people who are not in the industry (2009) and Obliquity: Why our goals are best achieved indirectly (2010).
Hazel Johnstone, departmental manager in LSE's Gender Institute, received her MBE for services to higher education. Hazel has worked at LSE since 1990. Hazel was part of the working group in 1992 when the Gender Institute was first mooted and then set up. Since that time it has transformed from a small institute with one degree and 1.5 students to a point where it has an established PhD programme with 20 students and 80+ masters on five different programmes.
Keir Starmer QC, formerly director of Public Prosecutions, Crown Prosecution Service, and recently awarded an Honorary Degree by LSE, received a knighthood for services to law and criminal justice.
LSE alumni recognised in the New year Honours include:
Professor Sir Richard W. Blundell, MSc Economics 1975. Director ESRC Centre for the Micro-Economic Analysis of Public Policy and Professor of Economics, UCL.
Knight Bachelor for services to economics and social science.
Mr Michael J Ellam CBE, MSc Economics 1991. Former director-general at HM Treasury. Order of Bath Companion for services to international finance policy.
Mrs Berenice S Gilbert MBE, Diploma in Personnel Management 1979. Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to bereaved children and their families through the Grief Encounter Project Charity.
Mr Michael M Hayman MBE, MSc (Econ) Politics & Goverment of Russia 1993. Co-founder of StartUp Britain. Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to enterprise promotion, entrepreneurship and education.
Ms Allyson J Kaye MBE, BSc Management Sciences1983. Founder Ovarian Cancer Action. Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to people with ovarian cancer.
Professor William R M Lee MBE, BSc Economics 1978. Professor of History, University of Liverpool. Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to the restoration of Birkenhead Park and the community in Birkenhead Merseyside.
Mr Dominic J G Mahony MBE, BSc (Econ) Government and History 1986. Member of the Order of the British Empire for voluntary services to modern pentathlon.
Miss Lucy A Scott-Moncrieff CBE, LLM 1977 and former Law Society President.
Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to Legal Aid.
Mr Robert V Morris MBE LLB1953. Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to the community, particularly heritage in Gloucester.
Mr David A Norman MBE, MSc (Econ) Industrial Relations1975. Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to adult education.
Miss Veda Poon MBE, BSc International Relations 2002. Deputy Director, G8 Policy European and Global Issues Secretariat, Cabinet Office. Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to the UK's Presidency of the G8 in 2013.
Mr Daniel J Regan MBE, BSc Economics 1965. Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to charity and to the community in East and South East London.
Mr Hugo G M Sedgwick MBE, BSc Social Policy and Government 1999. Lieutenant, Royal Navy. Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to the Royal Navy.
Mr Clive K Stephens CBE, 1973. Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to tax compliance for large businesses.
Mr Edward Sweeney, CBE, MSc (Econ) Industrial Relations 1977. Former Chair, ACAS
Commander of the Order of the British Empire, for services to employment relations.
31 December 2013 (updated 8 January 2014)