Maidenhead mum Janet Frost has been made an OBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.

In her professional life she is Doctor Janet Wisely and has spent 25 years working in and championing health and care research in the National Health Service.

She was appointed chief executive when the new Health Research Authority (HRA) was established in 2011.

She has lived in Maidenhead for 20 years and has two grown up sons. She is a former governor of Cox Green School.

She said: “I am so pleased and very proud to receive this honour of OBE for services to health and social care research.

“I hope that my colleagues past and present, including staff, board members and volunteers at the HRA, will take some pride that this acknowledges all our efforts and success in improving the environment for research in the UK.”

Professor Jonathan Montgomery, HRA chairman, said: “Janet has made an outstanding contribution to the good governance of health and social care research over many years and I am delighted to hear that she has received this well-deserved recognition.

“She has been an inspiration to the HRA and its staff and tireless in promoting the interests of research participants.

“It has been a great privilege to work with her.”

Dr Wisely is an honorary fellow of the faculty of pharmaceutical medicine and in July 2013 was selected onto the inaugural Health Service Journal Inspirational Women list.