A professor whose research has raised awareness of the extent of violence against women has been awarded in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Charlotte Watts, from Muswell Hill, has been awarded a CMG in the honours list published on Saturday (June 8).

Globally, one in three girls and women have been beaten or sexually abused in their lifetime. Not only did Charlotte help quantify this violence, she also assessed its impact on women's health and looked at ways to prevent violence against women and to promote HIV prevention.

Her research, conducted in different African communities, shows that by empowering women and mobilising communities, violence can be halved.

Charlotte is committed to promoting recognition of domestic violence as a global public health issue with severe consequences for mental and physical health of victims and implications for the spread of HIV.

The professor is the chief scientific adviser at the Department for International Development and she was recently named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy 2019 by Apolitical.