Three leading academic researchers, two alumni and a former Pro-Chancellor at the University of Leeds have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

University of Leeds researchers are taking part in a new Born in Bradford project with primary school children across the city - to measure levels of pollution and its impact on health.

The University of Leeds has secured a £5.4 million grant to identify new techniques for investigating and manipulating the chemical building blocks of life - proteins.

Pollution particles including carbon and metals have been found in the placentas of new mothers.

A major new study has identified 2,085 excess deaths in England and Wales due to heart disease and stroke during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.