Each year the Bristol University bestows a select number of honorary degrees on distinguished individuals who merit special recognition for outstanding achievement and distinction in a field or activity consonant with the mission of the University.
Professor Diane Coyle co-directs the Bennett Institute with Professor Kenny. She is heading research in the fields of public policy economics, technology, industrial strategy and global inequality. Diane was previously Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and has held a number of public service roles including Vice Chair of the BBC Trust (2006-2014), member of the Competition Commission (2001-2009), and member of the Migration Advisory Committee (2009-2014). She is currently a member of the Natural Capital Committee, an expert adviser to the National Infrastructure Commission and a member of the Council of Economic Advisers. She was awarded a CBE for her contribution to the public understanding of economics in the 2018 New Year Honours.
The honorary degree from Bristol celebrates her achievements and success in her wide-ranging career.