MIRANDA LOWE, PRINCIPAL CURATOR OF CRUSTACEA, NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM AND CHAIR OF CULTURE& AWARDED A CBE

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We are excited to announce that Miranda Lowe, Principal Curator of Crustacea, Natural History Museum and Chair of Culture& has been awarded a CBE, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, by Her Majesty The Queen in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List on 1 June 2022.

Miranda has received the Honour for her services to Science Communication and Diversity in Natural History.
Over the past 30 years she has curated and done scientific work on everything from corals to crustacea while being responsible for those related historical collections.
Miranda was awarded a place on Radio Four BBC Women’s Hour Power List 2020: Our Planet as a woman whose work is making a significant positive contribution to the environment and the sustainability of our planet. In the same year she was also listed in 100 Great Black Britons, a book honouring the achievements of black British individuals over centuries. Last year she received the Society for the History of Natural History President’s Award 2021.
Miranda is a founding member of Museum Detox and has been a mentor to students as part of the Social Mobility Foundation ‘Aspiring Professionals’ scheme, the Prince’s Trust and the STEM Learning Network. She was a finalist in the National Diversity Awards ‘Positive Role Model Award for Race, Religion & Faith’ 2013.

This year the annual British Science Festival announced Miranda as their British Science Association Scientific President representing Biological Sciences.