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DEV associate recognised with OBE in New Year's Honours List

Former DEV student Alan Whiteside has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's honours list.

The School were thrilled to hear that Alan Whiteside has been recognised with an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Year's honours list, released on the 31st December 2014.

Head of School John McDonagh said "Alan has had a very long and close association with the School as a student (BA and MA), research collaborator, lecturer and research fellow for many years. His main work is with HIV AIDS and it is for this that he has been given the award. A huge congratulations to Alan from all in DEV!"

The citation read “former Executive Director, Health Economics and HIV AIDS Research Division, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. For services and strategic interventions to curb HIV AIDS”. Alan was delighted and very proud to have been accorded with such an honour, recognising the many people who played a role in making it possible.

Those interested in reading more about Alan and his work can check out his Website, here -