Honorary graduates of the University of Greenwich (by year graduated) University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich confers honorary degrees on persons of distinction who either have made major contributions to the work of the university or have earned distinction for activities associated more widely with: education, business, culture, creative work, public service or sport.

Browse honorary graduates of the University of Greenwich by year below, or browse by surname here.

Honorary graduates in October 2017

Joanne Bosanquet MBE, HonDUniv

Deputy Chief Nurse, Public Health England

Joanne Bosanquet has achieved distinction in the field of nursing and public health. As Deputy Chief Nurse for Public Health England, she provides essential leadership for specialist nursing and midwifery workforces. In 2012, she was selected as a member of the Health Protection Team for the London Olympics. Her contribution to nursing healthcare was recognised when she was awarded an MBE in 2013.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Tuesday 24 October 2017

Ann Brightwell MBE, HonDEd

Olympic Athlete, Patron of Bergman Osterberg Union

Ann Brightwell is an Olympic gold medallist. At the age of 22, Ann won a gold medal for the 800 metres in the 1964 Tokyo games, breaking the world record. Ann entered a career in teaching after gaining a Certificate in Education from the university’s predecessor, Dartford College of Physical Education. In 1965 she was awarded an MBE and in 2009 was inducted into the England Athletics Hall of Fame.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Thursday 26 October 2017

Professor Jennifer Hargreaves, HonDEd

PT teacher and leading expert in sports sociology and physical education

Jennifer Hargreaves trained as a Physical Education teacher at Dartford College, which later became part of the University of Greenwich. She became a pioneer of sport sociology, specialising in gender issues and the politics of the body. Her work is widely published, and many of her texts on the sociology of sport remain essential reading for undergraduates on PE and Sport related programmes in universities around the world.

Graduated at , Thursday 26 October 2017

Honorary graduates in July 2017

Howarth Bouis, HonDSc

Director of HarvestPlus

Howarth Bouis was awarded the 2016 World Food Prize (the Nobel Prize of Food), along with colleagues from the International Potato Center, for his pioneering work in ending global hidden hunger through biofortification. The latter is the breeding of crops with higher levels of essential nutrients. He is the founder and director of the HarvestPlus program, which is dedicated to promoting nutrition and health by enriching staple food crops with micronutrients.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Thursday 27 July 2017

Stephen Davie, HonDUniv

Director of Bluebird Care, Bromley, Lewisham & Southwark and Sevenoaks

Steve Davie has enjoyed a varied career spanning the accountancy and financial sectors. He has also worked in retail, technology and communications. In 2011 he became a Bluebird Care franchisee and now runs three local Bluebird Care services. He has served the university for nearly nine years as a Member of Court and Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Tuesday 18 July 2017

Jez Frampton, HonDBus

Chief Executive Officer, Interbrand

A University of Greenwich graduate, Jez Frampton is a brand expert and global CEO of Interbrand, a leading consultancy in this field. In 2014 he was honoured by the Arms Around the Child charity for his dedication to corporate citizenship – the idea that businesses have social responsibilities. A regular commentator across national and international media, he uses his profile to support philanthropic causes.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 17 July 2017

Jason Morgan MBE, HonDBA

Chief Executive, Charlton Athletic Community Trust

Jason Morgan started the Charlton Athletic Football in the Community Scheme in 1992. It became Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) in 2003 and is now famed for its work in the region. In the 2013/14 New Year's Honours List, Jason was awarded an MBE for services to football in the community. He has also been honoured with three Business in the Community awards and a Jubilee Award for outstanding achievement.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 17 July 2017

Jake Pauls, HonDSc

Professional Ergonomist

Jake Pauls is one of the founding fathers of a relatively new area of research – evacuation dynamics. This is one of the main research themes of the university’s world-renowned Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG). His early research both inspired and influenced evacuation researchers around the world. He is recognised globally as a key figure in the development of evacuation science.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Thursday 20 July 2017

David Rowntree, HonLLD

Musician, solicitor, animator and political activist

David, a Greenwich alumnus, is best known as the drummer for the rock band Blur, one of the most successful British bands of the 1990s and a leading force in that decade’s “Britpop” movement. Outside of music, David is a computer animator with his own company, Nanomation. More recently he trained to become a solicitor, qualifying in 2012, and he now works in the criminal department of Kingsley Napley.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 21 July 2017

Pam Schweitzer MBE, HonDArt

Writer, theatre director, trainer and lecturer

Pam Schweitzer has spent many years teaching and writing about theatre in education. In 1983 she founded Age Exchange Theatre Trust and was its Artistic Director until 2015. She has devoted the last 30 years to recording and preserving the memories of older people on key themes in the social history of the 20th century. Pam runs the Reminiscence Theatre Archive, based at the university’s Bathway Theatre.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 21 July 2017


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