UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Professor Alan Thompson elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences

11 May 2015

Five researchers from across SLMS, including Professor Alan Thompson, Dean of the UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences, have been recognised for their contribution to the advancement of medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Professors Peter Brocklehurst, Frances Brodsky, Diana Kuh, Catherine Law and Alan Thompson joined the existing Fellows of the Academy to bring the total membership to 1134.

The independent Academy of Medical Sciences promotes advances in medical science and campaigns to ensure these are translated into benefits for patients. Academy Fellows are elected for excellence in medical research, for innovative application of scientific knowledge or for their conspicuous service to healthcare.

The Academy of Medical Sciences champions the excellence and diversity of medical science in the UK, and this is clearly demonstrated in this year’s cohort of new Fellows. Their broad range of expertise and fantastic achievements to date shows just how strong the Fellowship is. Their election is a much deserved honour, and I know they will contribute greatly to the Academy. I am delighted to welcome them all to the Fellowship, and look forward to working with them in the future. Professor Sir John Tooke PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences

The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy at a ceremony on Wednesday 1 July 2015.