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Honorary awards

  • Dr Cheryle Berry

    Dr Berry taught for 30 years, including 15 years as a headteacher of large secondary schools. From 1989 to 1998, she was headteacher at High Storrs School in Sheffield and greatly enjoyed working with Sheffield Hallam University on research projects, leadership programmes and graduate teacher placements.

  • Dr Ian Johnston

    Ian Johnston is a skilled and innovative leader in education who has made a major contribution to the finances and the future of Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Dr Reverend Inderjit Bhogal OBE

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  • Dr John Carlisle

    Twenty years ago in Sheffield John Carlisle pioneered a revolutionary approach to dramatic business improvement, that of instilling supply chain, or upstream, collaboration: a commonsense approach spectacularly absent from British industry at the time!

  • Elisabeth Hoodless DBE

    Elisabeth qualified as a medical social worker, she was appointed Assistant Director of Community Service Volunteers in 1963, Deputy Director in 1972 and Executive Director in 1975.

  • Mavis Ainsworth

    Mavis Ainsworth is the retired Director of Sheffield Hallam's School of Cultural Studies and was instrumental in establishing the Northern Media School.

  • Emma Harrison

    Emma grew up in Sheffield and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from Bradford. In 1987, at the age of 23, she took over her father's Sheffield-based training agency ITA, which provided training and employment opportunities for workers made redundant in the declining steel industry.

  • Michael Heller

    Michael is one of the country's major philanthropic donors who, together with his wife, runs a charitable foundation supporting the arts, education and medicine.

  • Michael Jelly

    In a career spanning 40 years, Michael Jelly has established himself as one of Sheffield's best known commercial lawyers.

  • Mark Herbert

    As Chief Executive Officer of Sheffield-based Warp Films, Mark Herbert has produced some of the UK’s most acclaimed films of recent years, including This is England, Dead Man's Shoes and Four Lions.

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.

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