Professor Ben Cowling honoured with an MBE in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List


Professor Ben Cowling, Professor and Head of Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, was honoured with Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

MBE is a special honour to recognise the awardees’ outstanding achievement or service to the community. Honours recipients are announced twice a year, once in the New Year's Honours List, and once on The Queen's official birthday.

As the Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, Professor Cowling has worked tirelessly on infectious diseases and the recent COVID-19 pandemic. His efforts have had significant impact on science and public health in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, and also globally.

The School extends our sincerest congratulations to Professor Cowling for his achievement.

To get to know more about Professor Cowling, please view his biography, or a video featuring his journey as a scientist.


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