MBE for Heptonstall-born scientist

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Dr Jackson Kirkman-Brown has been awarded the MBE in the New Year Honours list.

He is a fertility pioneer and director at the Centre for Human Reproductive Science, Birmingham.

The University of Birmingham researcher’s role also includes leading staff at the Birmingham’s Women’s Hospital, and working with military casualties at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

He has created care treatments for men with traumatic genital injuries.

Dr Kirkman-Brown said: “It is a credit to the entire team that our work has been recognised in this way.

“We look forward to the first child being born as a result of our work, which is due in early 2013.”

Dr Kirkman-Brown was educated at Riverside School, Hebden Bridge and Crossley Heath School, Halifax.