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Royal recognition for Head of Department

Posted on 16 June 2014

Professor Hilary Graham has received royal recognition in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2014.

Hilary Graham

Professor Hilary Graham, has received a CBE for services to social science. A public health researcher with a background in sociology and social policy, Professor Graham’s research has focused on the impact of social inequalities on health, looking in particular at cigarette smoking. 

She has led major programmes of research on health inequalities and public health funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Department of Health, and has been a member of the Social Policy and Social Work Panel in the UK Research Assessment Exercises in 1989, 1992, 1996, 2008 and 2014.

Professor Graham said: “I regard this award as an honour for York where I started out on my career as a BA student of Sociology in 1968, going on to study for an MA and PhD. I returned to York in 2005 as a Professor of Health Science after working at Bradford, Coventry, Lancaster and Warwick universities.”