Honorary Graduates

Honorary Graduates

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Craig Mathieson

Doctor of Education, 2018

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Dr Jean Venables

Doctor of Education, 2018

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Lynne Boddy

Doctor of Science, 2018

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Chris Van Der Kuyl

Doctor of Technology, 2017

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Professor Laura Serrant

Doctor of Education, 2017

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Karen Darke

Doctor of Education, 2017

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Professor David Alexander

Doctor of Science, 2017

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Judy Murray

Doctor of Education, 2016

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Rob Hubbard

Doctor of Music, 2016

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Nick Nairn

Doctor of Science, 2016

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Matthew Syed

Doctor of Liberal Arts, 2016

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Professor Laurie Taylor

Doctor of Liberal Arts, 2016

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Professor Richard Wiseman

Doctor of Science, 2016

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Dame Anne Glover

Doctor of Science, 2015

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Nathan Filer

Doctor of Liberal Arts, 2015

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John Beattie

Doctor of Arts, 2015

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Professor Michael Lamb

Doctor of Science, 2015

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Tony Banks

Doctor of Business Administration, 2014

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Ricky Ross

Doctor of Arts, 2014

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David Braben

Doctor of Letters, 2013

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Pat Nevin

Doctor of Letters, 2012

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Stuart Wall

Doctor of Business Administration, 2011

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Brian Taylor

Doctor of Letters, 2010

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John Lowrie Morrison (Jolomo)

Doctor of Arts, 2009

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Tony Roper

Doctor of Letters, 2008

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Doctor of Technology, 2007

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Geoff Heath

Doctor of Arts, 2006

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Peter Molyneux

Doctor of Technology, 2003

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Craig Brown

Doctor of Arts, 2001

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Honorary Graduates 1994-2018

Honorary degrees are conferred on individuals who have made an outstanding contribution within their chosen field at a local, national, or international level.

Abertay University has been awarding honorary doctorates since gaining status as a university in 1994.

2014

The Rt. Hon. Lord Hope of Craighead

Doctor of Laws

Mr Ricky Ross

Doctor of Arts

Mr Tony Banks

Doctor of Business Administration

Mr Stephen Wordsworth

Doctor of Liberal Arts

2012

Mr Patrick Nevin

Doctor of Letters

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen

Doctor of Science

Ms Lesley Knox

Doctor of Laws

Professor Carlton Cooke

Doctor of Science

Ms Catriona Matthew

Doctor of Arts

Mr Iain Flett

Doctor of Letters

2010

Professor John Dawson FRSE

Doctor of Administration

Mr Richard (Dick) Balharry MBE*

Doctor of Science

Mr Brian Taylor

Doctor of Letters

Mr Richard (Dick) McTaggart MBE

Doctor of Arts

Professor David Harrison

Doctor of Science

Mr Alastair C S Macphie

Doctor of Technology

Professor Gavin Reid

Doctor of Business Administration

2009

Mr Philip Carmichael

Doctor of Business Administration

Professor Geoff Palmer

Doctor of Science

Sir Bill Gammell

Doctor of Education

The Right Honourable the Earl of Airlie KT GCVO

Doctor of the University

Mr Mark Jones

Doctor of Arts

Mr William Morton Sword*

Doctor of Business Administration

Mr John Vine CBE QPM

Doctor of Business Administration

Professor Sue M Black

Doctor of Science

Mr John Lowrie Morrison

Doctor of Arts

2008

Lady Claire Macdonald

Doctor of Arts

Mr Tony Roper

Doctor of Letters

Mr Oliver Davies

Doctor of Technology

Mr Eddie Mair

Doctor of Letters

Lord Brian Gill

Doctor of Law

2007

Dr Chris Masters, CBE

Doctor of Education

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, OBE

Doctor of Science

Professor Dave Ulrich

Doctor of Business Administration

Mrs Kiran Masumdar-Shaw

Doctor of Technology

Professor Sir Keith O’Nions

Doctor of Science

Ms Louise L Martin CBE

Doctor of Arts

Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik

Doctor of Education

2006

Mr Ian S Callum

Doctor of Arts

Dr David Corner

Doctor of Letters

Professor Jim Fraser

Doctor of Science

Mr Geoff Heath

Doctor of Arts

Mr Alan Cumming

Doctor of Arts

Ms Muriel Gray

Doctor of Letters

2005

Professor John Coggins

Doctor of Science

Professor C K Prahalad*

Doctor of Business Administration

Dr Jacqui Wood*

Doctor of Science

Dr Carol Craig

Doctor of Business Administration

Mr James ‘Midge’ Ure

Doctor of Arts

Mr Tom Abraham

Doctor of Business Administration

Mr John Stewart

Doctor of Business Administration

2004

Sir James Cayzer*

Doctor of Letters

Professor Myra Nimmo

Doctor of Science

Professor Peter Cochrane

Doctor of Technology

Professor Mantz Yorke

Doctor of Education

Dr James L MacMillan

Doctor of Music

Professor Brenda Gourley

Doctor of Education

2003

Mrs Elizabeth McColgan MBE

Doctor of Arts

Mr Alastair Ross

Doctor of Arts

Lord Puttnam of Queensgate CBE

Doctor of Arts

Mr Frank Pignatelli

Doctor of Education

Professor Grahame Bulfield

Doctor of Science

Professor Zhou Wenbin

Doctor of Technology

Mr Derek Douglas

Doctor of Business Administration

Mr Peter Molyneux

Doctor of Technology

2002

His Highness Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Doctor of Letters

Professor Ian Ritchie

Doctor of Business Administration

Professor Gordon Hewitt

Doctor of Business Administration

Mr Brian Thomson*

Doctor of Letters

Mr John Sizer*

Doctor of Laws

Mr Stuart Cosgrove

Doctor of Arts

Mr Patrick Teoh

Doctor of Business Administration

Professor Sheila McLean

Doctor of Laws

Professor Stefan Barudov

Doctor of Technology

2001

Dr Bob Hawley

Doctor of Technology

Ms Liz Lochhead

Doctor of Letters

Professor Tom Devine

Doctor of Letters

Mr Donald Maxwell

Doctor of Music

Mr Craig Brown

Doctor of Arts

Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri

Doctor of Technology

2000

Mr Harry S Ford

Doctor of Science

Mr Ian Livingstone

Doctor of Technology

Mr James L Millar

Doctor of Business Admin

Mr Sharom Ahmat

Doctor of Education

Sir Michael Bonallack

Doctor of Laws

Mr Alf Young

Doctor of Letters

Dr Prodromos Emfietzoglou

Doctor of Business Administration

1999

Mr James R G Wright

Doctor of Laws

Mr Brian Souter CA

Doctor of Business Administration

Professor David P Lane FRS

Doctor of Science

Professor Jozef Mayer

Doctor of Science

Professor Sir Graham J Hills

Doctor of Education

Mr Ian J Rankin

Doctor of Letters

1998

Professor Dr Leszek Balcerowicz

Doctor of Laws

Professor Sir Philip Cohen FRS

Doctor of Science

Dr D A Kennedy

Doctor of Education

Professor Diana Laurillard

Doctor of Technology

Professor Alistair G J McFarlane CBE

Doctor of Science

Lord Watson of Invergowrie

Doctor of Laws

Professor Sir J Shaw CBE

Doctor of Laws

Dr D Simpson FRSC

Doctor of Technology

1997

Ms Helena Kennedy QC

Doctor of Laws

Dr Duncan Michael

Doctor of Engineering

Dr T John Parker

Doctor of Engineering

Sir Brian Richards

Doctor of Science

Lord Simpson of Dunkeld

Doctor of Business Administration

Mr Hugh F Smith*

Doctor of Education

Sheikh Hasina Wazed

Doctor of Liberal Arts

1996

Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan

Doctor of Education

Professor Philip Noel Love

Doctor of Laws

Mr Maurice Daniel Robert Malpas

Doctor of Arts

Professor Robert Charles Oliver Matthews CBE*

Doctor of Letters

Professor John Richard Hillman

Doctor of Science

Mr David Scott Jones

Master of Technology

Professor J Gordon McVie

Doctor of Science

1995

Robert Kerr Fulton*

Doctor of Arts

John Desmond Humphrys

Doctor of Letters

James McIntosh Patrick*

Doctor of Arts

Professor David J Tedford*

Doctor of Technology

1994

The Rt. Hon. Bruce Millan

Doctor of Laws

Professor Sir William D P Stewart

Doctor of Science

Lord Wilson of Tillyorn

Doctor of Letters

Sir David Cox

Doctor of Science

Eugenie Fraser*

Doctor of Letters

Barboura Patricia Grant

Doctor of Business Administration

The Rt. Hon. Lord Ross

Doctor of Laws

Kirsty Wark

Doctor of Letters