An international expert on crowd psychology who contributed to the Government’s Covid-19 lockdown planning is among the Staffordshire residents recognised by Her Majesty the Queen in her Birthday Honours.
Other honours have been awarded to members of the medical and teaching professions, those helping members of their community during the pandemic and the founder of an international charity supporting those who have lost babies.
Also recognised are a campaigner committed to remembering the horrors of Srebrenica, a building society employee supporting local charities and the managing director of a company successfully developing environmentally-friendly alternatives to plastic packaging.
Alan White, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: “When I see the achievements of those Staffordshire residents who have been honoured by Her Majesty, I am invariably impressed by their spirit, their achievements and their commitment to making the world a better place.
“Staffordshire has many strengths and natural assets, but invariably its biggest is the people who make up our many communities.”
The honours include an MBE to Clifford Stott, a Professor of Social Psychology at Keele University, who is an internationally renowned authority on crowd psychology, whose work with the police and other authorities has included developing policy on managing football crowds and public protests.
Moved to action by the loss of five children in pregnancy, Zoe Adelle Clark-Coates, of Tamworth, has received an MBE for her work founding the Mariposa Trust, a charity reaching more than 50,000 people a week in this country and overseas and supporting them through their loss of a baby.
Tracey Maria Johnson has been awarded an MBE for leading the Leek United Building Society’s community response to the pandemic. Work included a fundraising drive to support local charities and organising a programme of bespoke support for elderly and vulnerable customers during the pandemic.
Developing environmentally-friendly alternatives to plastic packaging has resulted in Josie Morris, managing director of Stone-based Woolcool, being awarded an MBE for her work at home and promoting UK trade overseas.
And Stoke-on-Trent resident Aida Haughton has also received an MBE for her work in keeping alive the memory of the Srebrenica genocide and being a powerful advocate against hatred and prejudice.
Mr Ian Dudson CBE, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, said: “I am delighted that Her Majesty has recognised so many residents, who have made a significant contribution to their community, either professionally, or in a voluntary capacity.
“I would like to congratulate all of these worthy recipients on behalf of the whole ceremonial county of Staffordshire – we share their pride and pleasure in this notable achievement.”
Residents of Staffordshire who have received an honour include:
- CBE for Amanda Penelope Sunderland, of Burton, formerly Chief Nurse of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, for services to Nursing;
- OBE for Margaret Isobel Bernadette Kincade, of Stafford, tax specialist for HM Revenue & Customs, for services to the taxation of the oil industry;
- OBE for Jayne Lowe, of Caverswall, Managing Director and Education Advisor Bright Green Learning, for services to Education;
- MBE for Dr John Alexander, of Loggerheads, Consultant in paediatric intensive care at UHNM NHS Trust, for services to critically ill children and young people;
- MBE for Corrine Boden, of Stoke-on-Trent, for services to the community in Stoke-on-Trent, particularly during Covid-19;
- MBE for Barry Michael Bond, of Wombourne, Chair of Governors at Green Park School in Wolverhampton, for services to Education;
- MBE for Julia Catherine Bridgewater, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Group Chief Operating Officer at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, for services to the NHS, particularly during Covid-19;
- MBE for Zoe Adelle Clark-Coates, of Tamworth, Founder of the Mariposa Trust, for services to the baby loss community and the improvement of bereavement care;
- MBE for Neil Anthony Dawson, of Stoke-on-Trent, for services to the community in Stoke-on-Trent;
- MBE for Aida Haughton, of Stoke-on-Trent, Housing Support Administrator at YMCA North Staffordshire, for services to ‘Remembering Srebrenica’;
- MBE for Eric Horabin, of Tamworth, Member of, and Poppy Appeal Collector for, the Tamworth Branch of the Royal British Legion, for services to the Ex-Services community;
- MBE for Karl Humphries, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, of Get Hooked on Fishing, for services to Education;
- MBE for Tracey Maria Johnson, of Stoke-on-Trent, formerly HR director at Leek United Building Society, for services to Financial Services during Covid-19;
- MBE for Josepha (Josie) Hannah Morris, of Stoke-on-Trent, Managing Director of Woolcool, for services to manufacturing and the Environment;
- MBE for Ian Andrew Noons, of Yarnfield, Custodial Manager at HM YOI Drake Hall, for services to HM Prison and Probation Service;
- MBE for Alan Pearson, of Hednesford, Headteacher of New Invention Junior School, Walsall, for services to Education;
- MBE for Siobhan Reilly, of Bishops Offley, Regional Chief Nurse, Midlands and East NHS England & NHS Improvement, for services to Nursing and the Covid-19 response;
- MBE for Rebecca Rollason, of Cheslyn Hay, Resourcing manager for the vaccines taskforce at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for services to the Government during the Covid-19 response;
- MBE for Clifford John Thornton Stott, of Keele, Professor of Social Psychology at Keele University, for services to Crowd Psychology and the Covid-19 response;
- BEM for Lee Bates, of Tamworth, for services to the community in Tamworth and Covid-19 response projects;
- BEM for Councillor Paul Brindley, of Tamworth, for services to the community in Tamworth and Covid-19 response projects;
- BEM for Hannah Findlay, of Biddulph, front line food retail worker for the Co-operative Group, for services to the food supply chain;
- BEM for Janet Hewes, of Gnosall, for services to the community in Gnosall.