Honorary graduates

Edinburgh Napier University confers honorary awards on people who have demonstrated leadership and other attributes that we value.

2016

  • Iain Smith - Honorary Doctorate of Arts
  • Nina Barough CBE - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Professor Lesley Yellowlees CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Michael Welch BA - Honorary Doctorate of Enterprise
  • David Lanc BA CA PhD - Honorary Doctorate of Enterprise

2015

  • Professor Kevin Warwick BSc, PhD, DIC, DSc - Honorary Doctorate of Technology
  • Louise Welsh MA (Hons), MLitt - Honorary Doctorate of Arts
  • Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell BSc, PhD - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Jann Brown MA (Hons), DIP ACC - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Professor Diana Laurillard BSc, PhD - Honorary Doctorate of Education

2014

  • Tanya Ewing - Honorary Doctorate of Technology
  • Peter Ka Kit Lee - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Alan Clements - Honorary Doctorate of the Arts
  • Margot Wells - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Allan Wells - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Duncan Wardle - Master of Business Administration
  • Ian Craig - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Robin Gillanders - Honorary Fellowship

2013

  • Sir Jackie Stewart OBE - Honorary Doctorate of Engineering
  • Robert Currie - Honorary Doctorate of the Arts
  • Sir John Arbuthnott - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Jeremy Beeton - Honorary Doctorate of Engineering
  • Susan Haughey - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • James Holloway - Honorary Doctorate of the Arts
  • Richard Jobson - Honorary Doctorate of the Arts
  • James Milne - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Gordon Rintoul - Honorary Doctorate of the University

2012

  • Anil Anand - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Sharmila Tagore - Honorary Doctorate of the Arts
  • Bob Rankin - Honorary Fellowship
  • Geoff Day - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Chris Paterson - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Gary Kildare - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Dr Hari Harilela - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • John Howie - Honorary Doctorate of Technology
  • Steve Cordiner - Honorary Doctorate of Technology
  • Tom Kitchin - Honorary Doctorate of the Arts

2011

  • Dr Jim Mather - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Dr David Eustace - Honorary Doctorate of the Arts
  • Dr Gerry Docherty - Honorary Doctorate of Technology
  • Jim Hunter - Master of Business
  • Dr Nigel Planer - Honorary Doctorate of the Arts
  • Dr Karen Carlton - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Professor Roger Hood - Honorary Doctorate of Laws
  • Sir Sandy Crombie - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Roger Miller - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • David Baker - Honorary Doctorate of Engineering
  • Anne Brobbel - Honorary Doctorate of Education
  • Tom Nelson - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Dr Obe Mohan - Honorary Doctorate of the University

2010

  • Dr Jack Perry CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Dr Vin Murria - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Dr Rowena Arshad - Honorary Doctorate of Education
  • Mike McDonagh - Honorary Fellowship
  • Dr John Cumming - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Dr Christopher Brookmyre - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Dr Jane Lee - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Dr Mike Rutterford - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Dr John Sturrock QC - Honorary Doctorate of Law
  • William Young - Honorary Fellowship
  • Dr Andrew Rickman OBE - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Dr Douglas Ward CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Science

2009

  • Dr Charles Wong - Honorary Doctorate of Education
  • Dr Doug Alan - Honorary Doctorate of Arts
  • Sir Sean Connery - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Sir Terry Farrell - Honorary Doctorate of Design
  • Dame Evelyn Glennie - Honorary Doctorate of Music
  • Professor Alice Brown CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Laws
  • Sir Andrew Cubie CBE - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Dr Lawrence Ho - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Dr Craig Armstrong - Honorary Doctorate of Music
  • Dr David Watt - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Dr Douglas Anderson OBE - Doctorate of Business Administration

2008

  • Dr Suborno Bose - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Baroness Margaret Ford of Cunninghame - Honorary of Business Administration
  • Dr Ann Budge - Honorary Doctorate of Technology
  • Dr Brian Cox CBE - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Dr John Calder - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Lord Wilf Stevenson - Honorary Doctorate of Arts
  • Professor Anne Glover CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Dr JI Bin - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Dr Catherine Lockerbie - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Dr Brian Taylor - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Dr Gio Benedetti CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Dr David Quarmby - Honorary Doctorate of Engineering  

2007

  • Dr Gerald Weisfeld - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Professor Peter Grant OBE - Honorary Doctorate of Engineering
  • Dr Allan Shiach - Honorary Doctorate of Arts
  • Dr Vera Weisfeld OBE - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • The Hon Lady Lynda Clark of Calton - Honorary Doctorate of Law
  • Dr Ming Chen Robertson - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Sir David Li GBM, GBS, OBE, JP - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Hon Consul Wali Uddin MBE - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Dr Stewart Milne CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Technology
  • Professor William Hardcastle PhD, FBA - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Dr Bert Jansch - Honorary Doctorate of Music

2006

  • Professor Patricia Peattie OBE – Fellowship of the University
  • Dr Stuart Cosgrove - Honorary Doctorate of Arts
  • Dr Lynne Ramsay - Honorary Doctorate of Arts
  • Dr Jamie Moffat - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Dr George Cautherley OBE - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Dr James Thomson OBE - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Dr Tilda Swinton - Honorary Doctorate of Arts
  • Very Revd Graham Forbes CBE - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Dr John Kissock OBE - Honorary Doctorate of Engineering
  • Dr John Gray – Honorary Graduate

2005

  • Professor Sir David Edward CMG QC MA LLD FRSE - Doctorate of the University
  • Dr Evelyn Mitchell - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Professor Alasdair McIntyre - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Dr Peter Hughes OBE - Honorary Doctorate of Engineering
  • Dr Keith Miller CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Engineering
  • Professor Alexander McCall Smith CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Sir Bill Gammell - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Sir Peter Maxwell Davies CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Music
  • Professor Tony Watts OBE - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Dr Jim Spowart - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Dr Ann Gloag OBE - Honorary Doctorate of the University

2004

  • Lord Angus MacDonald of Tradeston - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Lord Naren Patel of Dunkeld - Honorary Doctorate of Engineering
  • Dr Lindsay Stewart OBE - Honorary Doctorate of Engineering
  • Professor George Borthwick CBE - Honorary Graduate
  • Dr Andrew Neil - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • The Rt. Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Sir William Purves CBE - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Dr Jerome O’Hea OBE - Honorary Doctorate of Arts
  • Dr John Cameron CBE FRAgricS AIAgricE - Honorary Fellowship
  • Sir Ian Grant CBE - Honorary Doctorate

2003

  • Dr Jack Earls - Honorary Graduate
  • Dr Antony Bridge - Honorary Doctorate of Arts
  • Dr Patricia Barker CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • The Rt. Hon Hazel Cosgrove CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Arts
  • Professor Daniel Bell - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • The Hon Sir William McAlpine Bt - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Dr Tom Johnston FRSE - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Professor Jeffrey Collins FRSE - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Dr John Parnaby CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Letters

2002

  • The Hon Sir James McGregor - Honorary Doctorate of Arts
  • Sir Fraser Morrison CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Professor William Turmeau CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Technology
  • Sir William Stewart - Honorary Doctorate of Arts
  • Professor David Rhodes OBE - Honorary Doctorate of Arts
  • Dr Ian Tomlin - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Dr George Bennett CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Professor John Cowan - Honorary Graduate
  • Ms Alexandra Harvey - Honorary Doctorate of Letters

2001

  • Sir Alastair Grant K.T. - Honorary Fellowship of the University
  • Dr Magnus Linklater CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Lord Iain Vallance - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Lord Francis Napier KCVO - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • The Rt. Hon Baroness Shirley Williams of Crosby - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Dr Gordon Baxter CBE - Honorary Graduate
  • Dr Magnus Magnusson KBE - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Professor Stephen Ho MSc MBA DBA - Honorary Doctorate of the University

2000

  • Mr John Patrick Wimbush - Honorary Fellowship of the University
  • Professor Cairns Aitken CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Music
  • The Hon Ranald Noel-Paton DBA - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Sir Lewis Robertson CBE FRSE FRSA LLD - Honorary of Business Administration
  • Mrs Eleanor McLaughlin JP - Honorary Doctorate of Law
  • Sir Charles Fraser KCVO WS DL - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Dr Norman Irons CBE DL DLitt DUniv Hon FRSE Ceng MIMechE MCIBSE JP - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Dr Campbell Christie – Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Dr Cheng-Kung Yu - Honorary Doctorate of Law
  • Sir Tom Farmer CVO CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Sir David Smith Kt MA DPhil FRS FRSE - Honorary of Business Administration
  • Professor Sir John Ward CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Arts

1999

  • Professor Thomas Patten - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Dr John Richards CBE AADip Duniv RSA RIBA PRIAS - Business Administration
  • Brigadier Sidney Robertson MBE TD JP DL Bcom - Fellowship of the University
  • The Rt. Hon Viscount George Younger of Leckie KT KVCO TD DL FRSE - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • The Rt. Hon Lord James Clyde - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Sir Reo Stakis K.T. - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Professor Kathleen Anderson OBE - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Sir Donald McCallum CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Dr Joseph Dunning - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Dr Adam Currie - Honorary Doctorate of Education
  • Sir Robin Duthie CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Arts
  • Sir James Munn OBE - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Professor Jozsef Varga - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Lord David Nickson KBE DL DBA - Honorary Doctorate of Letters  

1998

  • Professor Malcolm Buchanan - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Professor Alison Tierney CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Engineering
  • Dr Robert Wiseman - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Dr Tam Dalyell - Honorary Doctorate of Law
  • President Vaclav Klaus - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Dr Benedetta Tagliabue - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Dr Anna Butterworth - Honorary Doctorate of Technology
  • Professor Enoch Young - Honorary Doctorate of Law
  • Dr Andrea Mitchell - Honorary Doctorate of Education
  • Mr David Bowman - Honorary Doctorate of Letters  

1997

  • Dr Albert Watson - Honorary Doctorate of Law
  • Professor Peter Donnelly - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Dr Jim McColl OBE - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Professor Gordon McVie FRCP - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Dr Colin McRae MBE - Honorary Doctorate of Engineering
  • Dr Iain Banks - Honorary Doctorate of Engineering
  • President Chen Haosu - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Professor Joseph Helszajn OBE - Honorary Doctorate of Science

1996

  • Lady Edith Rifkind - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Dr Peter Taylor OBE - Honorary Doctorate of Technology
  • Mr Richard Murphy OBE - Honorary Doctorate of Education
  • Dr Michael Walker OBE - Honorary Doctorate of Education
  • Dr Carol Grigor CBE - Honorary Doctorate of the University
  • Professor Christiaan van der Kuyl FRSE - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Dr Pierre Laconte - Honorary Doctorate of the University    

1995

  • Sir Brian McMaster CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Dr James Naughtie - Honorary Doctorate of Technology
  • Mr Alan Proctor - Honorary Doctorate of Education
  • Dr James Boyle - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Dr Robert Carlyle OBE - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Councillor Eric Milligan JP - Honorary Doctorate of Letters  
 

1994

  • Mrs Janice Simpson - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Dr James Telfer - Honorary Doctorate of Arts
  • Sir William Morrison K.T. CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Professor David Simpson CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Dr William Halcrow - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Dr Linda Headland - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • The Rt. Hon Lord Russell Sanderson of Bowden - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Sir Ronald Miller CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration  

1993

  • Dr Anne Jarvie CBE RGN RM BA - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Dr Finn Andersen - Honorary Doctorate of Letters
  • Dr David Garbutt QPM - Honorary Doctorate of Law
  • Dr Joanne Rowling OBE - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Dr Gavin Masterton CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Dr Jose Carreras - Honorary Doctorate of Science  

1992

  • Dr Gerard Eadie CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Baroness Mary Goudie - Honorary Fellowship of the University
  • The Rt. Reverend Dr Richard Holloway - Honorary Doctorate of Law
  • Sir Russell Hillhouse K.C.B. - Honorary Fellowship of the University  

1991

  • Brigadier General John H Napier III - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration

1990

  • Professor Sir David Tweedie - Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Mrs Belinda Dickson OBE - Honorary Fellowship of the University
  • Sir Charles Mackerras - Honorary Fellowship of the University

1989

  • Dr Barry Sealey CBE - Honorary Fellowship of the University
  • Dr Barbara Rae CBE RA RSA RSW RGI - Honorary Doctorate of Technology
  • Lady Janet Balfour of Burleigh CBE - Honorary Doctorate of Education
  • Dr Peter McKinlay CBE - Honorary Fellowship of the University

1988

  • Professor Sir John Shaw Kt CBE FRSE - Honorary Doctorate of Technology

1986

  • Dr Stephen Riady - Honorary Doctorate of Science