David Elleray is one of the UK's longest-standing sporting ambassadors. He was one of England's youngest-ever football referees at the age of just 13 and he has refereed football matches on four continents.
The degree of Doctor of the University (D.Univ) is awarded to people who have achieved distinction in the fields of learning, the arts, public life, community service and/or have made a distinctive contribution to Sheffield Hallam University, the city of Sheffield or the region. Nominations are invited annually from the University’s staff, students and Governors; we do not invite nominations from the public.
Sheffield Hallam University has been awarding honorary doctorates since gaining status as a university in 1993; it has been awarding honorary fellowships, based on similar criteria, since 1969.
See below for this year's honorary doctorates or you can also view the archive of honorary awards.
If you would like to find out more about our honorary award recipients, please email our press office.