John Lawrence James, from Wimborne in Dorset, has been awarded with an Honorary Degree at Middlesex University’s graduation ceremony today.
John’s biomedical science expertise culminated in world-wide responsibility for quality and competence in medical laboratories. He has been involved with standardisation in laboratories for nearly 40 years and still chairs three British Standards Institution committees.
"I am greatly honoured by this award from the University that puts down a marker to which others should aspire," said John.
“Throughout my career I have been set examples on how to serve others. It is my earnest wish that today’s graduates will use the knowledge and skills they have acquired while at Middlesex University to improve the health and wellbeing of others too.”
John has been a keynote speaker at many international conferences and seminars and has also played a key role in World Health Organisation conferences, including Technology for developing countries.
“It is a real privilege for Middlesex University to be able to recognise expertise, public duty and creativity by offering outstanding individuals one of our Honorary Degrees," said Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tim Blackman.
"I am delighted to be able to play a part in today’s ceremony and want to congratulate each recipient. Their achievement is very well deserved.”