Michael, a Professor of Neuropsychiatric Genetics at Cardiff University, received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Michael leads the University’s Medical Research Unit into neuropsychiatric conditions and has been praised for his research into genetic causes for conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and Alzheimer’s disease.

He said the award was recognition of the work the university had done to “put psychiatry on the map”.