Queen recognises Wolfson Alumnus in her Birthday Honours

Published on
Monday 5 July 2021

Congratulations to Professor Guy Poppy, who has been appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath in recognition of his services to Food Safety and Security.

Professor Poppy said: "I am truly humbled and have immense pride in receiving such an honour. Serving as a Chief Scientific Adviser was an incredible experience and I would like to thank colleagues at the Food Standards Agency and right across Government for supporting me and helping me work effectively with three different Governments. I'd also like to thank colleagues at the University whom have been an important part of the journey I have taken at Southampton during the past 20 years. Finally my family whom have brought joy and satisfaction to me throughout my career and whom have truly helped me achieve this wonderful honour."

Throughout his distinguished career Professor Poppy has gained significant research experience and has advised governments around the world. He also played a major role in preparing the UK's regulatory system for the UK exiting the European Union, and advising on major emergencies including the early risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Order of the Bath is a British order of chivalry. The name derives from the elaborate medieval ceremony for appointing a knight.