A number of prominent social scientists, economists and ESRC grant holders, both past and present, have been honoured in the New Year Honours list for 2019. We offer our congratulations to everyone honoured.

Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Timothy Douglas Harford 

Economist and Journalist
ESRC funded his two-year Masters in Economics at Oxford University
For services to improving economic understanding

Companions of the Order of the Bath (CB)

Dr James Colin Richardson

Chief Economist, National Infrastructure Commission
Former ESRC Council member
For public service.

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Professor Fiona Devine OBE

Head, Alliance Manchester Business School and Professor of Sociology, University of Manchester
ESRC grant holder and former Chair of the ESRC International Advisory Committee and former Co-Investigator at ESRC-funded research centre 
For services to the Social Sciences.

Professor David Noel Livingstone OBE FBA 

Professor of Geography and Intellectual History, Queen's University Belfast
Supervisor of ESRC post-doctoral research student
For services to Scholarship in Geography, History of Science and Intellectual History.

Ian Alexander McCafferty

Former External Member, Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee
Formerly sat on the Advisory Board of a ESRC-funded UK Innovation Research Centre
For services to the Economy.

Professor Alison Macdonald Park

Former Director of CLOSER, University College London Institute of Education. 
New ESRC Director of Research
For services to the Social Sciences.

Bridget Clare Rosewell OBE

Economist and Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission
Former member, Research Priorities Board, ESRC
For services to the Economy.

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Professor Ian John Deary FBA FRSE 

Professor, Differential Psychology and Director of centre receiving funding from ESRC and other Councils
For services to the Social Sciences.

Dr Malcolm McKinnon Dick 

Director, Centre for West Midlands History, University of Birmingham. 
Gained an ESRC-funded PhD at the University of Leicester
For services to History in the West Midlands

Dr Charles Edward MacDonald Foster 

Reader in Physical Activity and Public Health, Bristol University. 
Currently a co-investigator for an ESRC-funded project and Health and Wellbeing Pathway Lead at the University of Bristol on behalf of the ESRC-funded South West Doctoral Training Partnership
For services to the Promotion of Physical Activity.

Professor Helen Zerlina Margetts 

Professor of Society and the Internet and lately Director, Oxford Internet Institute. 
Former ESRC grant holder and Principle Investigator on an ESRC research project 
For services to Social and Political Science.

Professor David James Martin 

Professor of Geography, University Of Southampton 
Former ESRC Council member, and grant holder. He was Coordinator of ESRC's Census Programme from 2002-12 and a Deputy Director of the Administrative Data Research Centre for England from 2013-18.
For services to Geography and Population Studies.

British Empire Medal

Sarah Renee Starbuck

Cleaner, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen's University Belfast. 
Supported many researchers with ties to ESRC over the years
For services to Higher Education.