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Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery elected to Academy of Medical Sciences

12 May 2021

Professor Montgomery is one of five UCL academics who have been elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences in recognition of their exceptional contributions to biomedical and health science.

Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery (Professor of Healthcare Law at UCL Laws), Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu (UCL School of Pharmacy), Professor Essi Viding (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences), Professor Lisa Cipolotti (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) and Professor Bryan Williams (UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science) are among 50 scientists and scholars to be elected to the prestigious fellowship this year. An honorary member of UCL’s community, Professor Ravindra Gupta, is also among the new fellows.

They have been selected for their innovative research discoveries and for translating scientific developments into benefits for patients and the wider society.

Through his research, Professor Montgomery has redefined the field of healthcare law. In addition to his academic work, he has helped develop healthcare guidance in areas ranging from confidentiality to genomics. He is Chair of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and in 2019 he was awarded a knighthood for services to bioethics and healthcare law.

Commenting on UCL’s five new AMS Fellows, Professor David Lomas, UCL Vice Provost (Health), said: “Each of the new fellows from UCL has made an outstanding contribution to biomedical science and their work has helped to improve lives by tackling some enormous health challenges.

“The diverse range of work recognised, ranging from nanotechnology to hypertension to healthcare law, reflects the vast strengths in health research, education and enterprise that UCL encompasses and nurtures.

“Congratulations to all on this fabulous accolade.”

Professor Dame Anne Johnson, Co-Director of UCL Health of the Public and President of the Academy of Medical Sciences, said: “I am truly delighted to welcome these 50 new Fellows to the Academy’s Fellowship, and I offer my congratulations to each of them on their exceptional contribution to biomedical and health science. The knowledge, skill and influence that each brings to the Fellowship is the Academy’s most powerful asset.

“I want to stress how important it is that the Academy Fellowship represents the widest diversity of biomedical and health sciences. The greatest health advances rely on the findings of many types of research, and on multidisciplinary teams and cross-sector and global collaboration. I am pleased that the newest cohort of Fellows demonstrates this breadth of expertise, from microbiology to healthcare law and medical statistics.”

The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy on 1 July.

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