Three senior academics at London South Bank University (LSBU), who have made renowned contributions to social policy and health care in the community and beyond, have been recognised in the Queen's birthday honours this year.
Professor Jeffrey Weeks, an internationally acclaimed sociologist and Professor Mary Lovegrove, an expert in the Allied Health professions, have both been awarded an OBE.
Visiting professor Hilary McCallion, who has made distinguished contributions to nursing, has received a CBE.
Professor Weeks is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at LSBU. The Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research at LSBU, which produces world leading, cutting edge research, is also named after Professor Jeffery Weeks in recognition of his research leadership within the University and his internationally acclaimed sociological work on the social organisation of sexuality.
On being awarded the OBE, Professor Jeffrey Weeks, said: "I'm delighted to receive the honour. It came as a complete surprise when I received the letter. I'm particularly pleased that the citation says 'for services to social science'.
"It recognises the work I have done over the years in researching and writing on topics, especially around sexuality and sexual change that were once seen as marginal but have now become increasingly mainstream."
Professor Mary Lovegrove, who was the UK's first Allied Health Professor of Education and Development came to London South Bank University in 1993.
Mary has a special interest in education and development for allied health professions and has extensive experience in education for the NHS and associated health workforce in the UK.
Mary retired as Head of Department of Allied Health Professions at the University in 2011, but has now taken up a part time post as International Lead for the Faculty of Health and Social Care at LSBU.
Commenting on her OBE, Professor Mary Lovegrove said: "I am completely overwhelmed by the honour and I'm really proud to receive it.
"However, it is credit to the whole team that I have been working with for a very long time and the work we have done to educate and train a range of Allied Health Professions."
Hilary McCallion has been recognised with a CBE for her services to the nursing profession.
Currently, Hillary is a visiting professor in Mental Health Nursing at LSBU in the Faculty of Health and Social Care and is Director of Nursing at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM).
Posted: 18th June 2012