Leading NIHR researchers Professors Jill Manthorpe, Saul Faust and Margaret Johnson have been recognised in the Queen’s Jubilee Honours List.
Director of the NIHR Southampton Clinical Research Facility, Professor Saul Faust, has been awarded an OBE for his role in leading the national COVID-19 vaccination programme.
During the pandemic, Southampton researchers and medics led and supported multiple studies which helped to determine the safety and effectiveness of vaccines for use in adults and children across the world.
One of the biggest studies, COV-BOOST, looked at the safety, immune responses and side-effects of seven vaccines when used as a third booster jab and made international headlines.
The trials were led by Prof Faust, who holds a joint role as a Professor of Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Southampton. The findings not only played a major role in shaping the UK COVID booster programme, they were also recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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