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Professor Lynne Frostick receives CBE in 2022 New Year’s Honours

University of Hull Emeritus Professor Lynne Frostick has received a CBE in the 2022 New Year’s Honours.

Professor Frostick CBE was awarded the accolade for her services to Flood Risk and Coastal Erosion Management.

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Professor Frostick CBE

Formerly a Professor of Physical Geography at the University, Professor Frostick CBE’s work in the aftermath of the 2007 floods in Hull played a vital role in shaping UK flood policy through the national Pitt Review.

She remains an Emeritus Professor at the University’s Energy & Environment Institute today, and is committed to enhancing opportunities for women in STEM careers.

Professor Frostick CBE said: “I feel very honoured to be recognised this way and would like to thank all of those that have supported me over the years.

“The research team in the Energy and Environment Institute at Hull are doing vital work on solving environmental problems arising from climate change and it is an honour for me to continue to support them.” Professor Frostick CBE

Professor Frostick CBE has had a long and distinguished career in the Geological Sciences, receiving UKRI support for a range of projects.

Until 2014, she was a Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Hull. She also led development of the Total Environment Simulator at the University, a state-of-the-art facility located at The Deep aquarium.

The facility was ahead of its time and remains a world-leading experimental facility designed for modelling the movement of water and sediment under a wide range of environmental conditions.

Professor Frostick CBE was the first female Honorary Secretary (1988-91), and second female President of the Geological Society of London (2008-2010). She has chaired the UK expert group for women in STEM and received the UKRC Outstanding Women Achievement Award in 2009.

Speaking about her CBE, Professor Dan Parsons – Director at the Energy & Environment Institute – said: "I am delighted Professor Frostick has been recognised with this honour. She has been an inspiration through her sustained science excellence and leadership over a number of years.

"Through her role as an Emeritus Professor in the Energy and Environment Institute here in Hull, she continues to inspire and guide the next generation of researchers and leaders in the geosciences, including the continuation of her work on enhancing the opportunities and pathways for women into STEM." Professor Dan Parsons

"Her work at University of Hull following the devastating summer 2007 floods and most latterly through her position with the Environment Agency has helped set the tone and direction of flood policy in the UK for the past 15 years.

“This honour is due recognition for her longstanding dedication to improving societal resilience in the face of climate change."

Professor Frostick CBE’s work on the summer 2007 floods were instrumental in informing the Pitt Review into the flooding – which has shaped UK flood policy for the past decade.

In retirement, her energy and drive are undiminished and she is now a board member for the Environment Agency, with responsibility for Flood Risk Management. Her enthusiasm for using natural processes in Flood Management is keenly reflected in the direction of the Agency and its efforts to reduce flood risk nationally.

Professor Frostick CBE remains active within the University of Hull via her Emeritus Professorship in the Energy and Environment Institute, helping guide and mentor the next generation of scientists working at the interface of sustainability.

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