Honours List: Order of the British Empire, DBE

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Professor Valerie Beral. For services to Science. (Oxford, Oxfordshire)

Dr Claire Bertschinger. For services to Nursing and to International Humanitarian Aid. (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire)

Councillor Ellen Margaret Eaton, OBE. Chair, Local Government Association. For services to Local Government. (West Yorkshire)

Dr Susan Elizabeth Ion, OBE. Visting Professor, Imperial College, London and Chair, UK Fusion Advisory Board. For services to Science and Engineering. (Preston, Lancashire)

Mrs Clare Oriana Tickell. Chief executive, Action for Children. For services to Young People. (London, W12)

Mrs Marcia Twelftree. Formerly Headteacher, Charters School, Windsor and Maidenhead, Berkshire. For services to local and national Education. (Surrey)