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Arise, Professor Julia Buckingham, CBE

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Professor Julia Buckingham, Brunel’s Vice Chancellor and President, has received her CBE from HRH The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace.

Prof Buckingham was honoured for services to biology and education, and in recognition of her distinguished career as a pharmacologist and academic leader.

Aside from leading Brunel, a role she’s held since 2012, Prof Buckingham is a Fellow of four Learned Societies, including the Royal Society of Biology, of which she was a founding trustee until last year. She holds a DSc from the University of London and has been awarded the Society for Endocrinology Medal, British Pharmacological Society Gaddum Memorial Prize, and the AstraZeneca Women in Pharmacology prize.

Prof Buckingham’s voluntary work in bioscience and education spans a range of roles and organisations, including trustee of the Royal Institution, President of the British Pharmacological Society, President of the Society for Endocrinology, Chair of the Science Community for Education, and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 

She currently holds trustee or board member roles at Universities UK, STEMNET, Imperial College Health Partners, National Centre for Universities and Business and the All-Party Parliamentary University Group Council. Professor Buckingham also chairs The Concordat Strategy Group, supporting the career developments of early career researchers.

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