Joanna Barker MBE receives Honorary Doctorate from Oxford Brookes University

Friday, 02 September 2022

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Joanna Barker has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Oxford Brookes University.

She is one of eight individuals to receive honorary awards from Oxford Brookes during this month’s graduation ceremonies.

After retiring from a career in investment banking, she has contributed a great deal of service to the charitable and Higher Education sectors in the UK. Joanna was awarded an MBE in 2014 for her services to people with cancer.

Joanna has also furthered the development of key areas of work in English Studies at Oxford Brookes University,  particularly, the Elizabeth Montagu Correspondence Online, a digital project of recovering and making accessible historical manuscript letters from the eighteenth century.

This project also develops the careers of new post-doctoral researchers and adds to the cultural richness of the UK by increasing the history archives.