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Awards for Warwick in Queen's Birthday Honours list

Dean of Warwick Medical School Professor Yvonne Carter, Associate Clinical Professor Dr Roger Gadsby, Keith Bedell-Pearce, a member of Warwick Business School’s Advisory Board and Warwick graduates Annie Mullins & Paul Snell, have all been named in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Professor Carter, who is also Warwick’s Pro-Vice Chancellor for Regional Engagement, has been awarded a CBE for services to medical education, Dr Gadsby will receive an MBE for services to diabetes and the NHS and Keith Bedell-Pearce will receive a CBE for public service.

Professor Carter’s medical career spans over 25 years and she has held many national roles in education and research. She is a Member of Council of the Academy of Medical Sciences (Founder Fellow), Member of the Council of the Royal Council of General Practitioners, Governor of the Health Foundation, member of the Appraisal Committee of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and GMC Quality Assurance Basic Medical Education Visitor. She was also named as the Confederation of British Industry’s First Woman of Science in 2006.

Professor Carter joined the University in 2003 as Vice - Dean of the Medical School, a year later she became the third female Dean of a medical school in the UK. Initially established as a partnership with Leicester Medical School, she guided Warwick Medical School through a vigorous inspection by the General Medical Council to gain independent-degree awarding status in 2007.

In addition to her busy workload, she continued to work part-time as a GP in Coventry. In August 2007, she finally gave up her work as a GP when she was appointed as the University’s Pro-Vice Chancellor for Regional Engagement.

Professor Carter said: "It is such an honour to receive a CBE, the news is only just sinking in and I am absolutely delighted. I feel this award does not just reflect my contributions to medical education, it also reflects the hard work, dedication and inspiration of every member of staff and student I have worked with during my time at Warwick Medical School."

Professor Carter still holds positions as academic GP and Honorary Consultant in Primary Care at Coventry Teaching PCT and Non-Executive Director and Vice Chair at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. She is also Chair of the Comprehensive Local Research Network for West Midlands (South). Most recently she was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for the County of the West Midlands in 2008.

Keith Bedell-Pearce is Chairman of Directgov and sits on the Board of Warwick Business School (WBS) as an external member. The WBS Board offers support, comment, and advice on strategic issues relevant to the present work and future development of WBS.

Paul Snell and Annie Mullins are both Warwick graduates from the School of Health and Social Studies. Paul, formerly Chief Inspector of the Commission for Social Care Inspection was awarded a CBE for Services to Local Government and Annie, Global Head of Content Standards at Vodaphone, was awarded an OBE for Services to Children and Young People.

Dr Gadsby has worked part-time at Warwick Medical School since 1992 and has worked as a GP at Redroofs Surgery in Nuneaton since 1979. He developed a clinical interest in diabetes soon after starting as a GP and has been speaking and writing about the condition ever since. He has written three diabetes textbooks and ten textbook chapters, as well as over 200 articles and papers.

He has developed a number of diabetes programmes to help healthcare professionals to look after people with diabetes in the community. Almost 10,000 people, mainly GPs and practice nurses, have successfully completed the Warwick Certificate in Diabetes Care.

Dr Gadsby said: “I was stunned when I received the letter, I just couldn’t believe that I had been given an MBE. It really is an honour and a privilege.”