Queen honours ZSL Council Members
Saturday 14 June 2008
Three members of ZSL's Council have been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Professor Paul Harvey CBE
Professor Paul Harvey, Secretary of the Zoological Society of London, has been awarded a CBE for ‘services to science’.
His CBE follows a string of other awards and scientific medals, including the Scientific Medal of The Zoological Society of London, which he received in 1986.
Professor Harvey studied biology at the University of York,where he gained a BA (1st class) in 1968 and a DPhil in 1971. After holding faculty posts at the University of Swansea and the University of Sussex, he joined the University of Oxford in 1985. He has been Head of the Zoology Department since 1998.
He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1992 and was elected onto Academia Europæa, a European non-governmental scientific academy that aims to promote learning, education and research, in 2007.
His areas of research expertise include evolution, ecology, behaviour, genetics and mathematical biology. He has most recently been developing and applying methods for the use of evolutionary trees constructed for gene sequence data to answer un-tackled questions in biology.
Dr Azra Meadows OBE
Dr Azra Meadows, Honorary Lecturer in the Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow was awarded an OBE for 'Services to UK and international community relations.'
Dr Meadows said: 'I am deeply honoured to receive the OBE. I and my husband Peter have a central commitment to rural communities in developing countries, including conservation issues.
'This, and working abroad with the British Council on international student exchange schemes, and with the wider community in the UK, are enormously rewarding to us both.'
Sheila Anderson MBE
Sheila Anderson was awarded an MBE for 'services to science'. The award recognises her research into the behaviour and ecology of seals and, more recently, her work in communicating environmental science to wide audiences.
Sheila is currently a vice president of ZSL, having served on Council on three occasions since 1995.