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.
Professor Cowling is also the Lead of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics concentration of MPH programme at HKU. We extend our sincerest congratulations to Professor Cowling for his achievement.