Haynes professor receives Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath honour

The emeritus medical director for Public Health England (PHE) has been named in the New Year’s Honours list.
Professor Sir Paul CosfordProfessor Sir Paul Cosford
Professor Sir Paul Cosford

Professor Paul Anthony Cosford KCB from Haynes has been awarded a Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath for his services to public health. He joins a prestigious list of people who have been singled out for their extraordinary achievements, from across the country.

Professor Sir Paul Cosford said: “It is a great honour and privilege to receive this recognition and I would like to pay a special thank you and tribute to the wonderful colleagues I have worked alongside in the NHS and public health system throughout my career.

Professor Sir Paul Cosford joined PHE in 2012 and was appointed CB in the New Year 2016 list in recognition of his outstanding leadership of the PHE contribution to the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014-15. Taking on the role of emeritus medical director in 2019 he has led PHE’s global health work, a key part of the government’s contribution to improving global health security. This work is vital as it helps save and improve lives, not only globally, but in the UK as well.

Professor Sir Paul said: “I am very humbled and feel this honour reflects the hard work, dedication and achievements of so many people around me.”