Academy of Medical Sciences honours Health Sciences Professor

Posted by lh214 at May 12, 2015 09:49 AM |
Fellowship award to Professor Mary Dixon-Woods

A leading academic from our Department of Health Sciences has been awarded a national distinction – a Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Professor Mary Dixon-Woods, Professor of Medical Sociology at the University, has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to her discipline, as one of 48 new Fellows announced this year.

Academy Fellows are elected for excellence in medical research, for innovative application of scientific knowledge or for their conspicuous service to healthcare.

Professor Dixon-Woods said: “Election to the fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences is a huge honour for me personally, but is also evidence of how social science is now recognised as having a key role to play in modern medicine. The award is further affirmation of the excellent environment that University of Leicester provides for conducting interdisciplinary research that helps improve care for patients. I have my wonderful colleagues – without whom very little would be possible – to thank for my achievements.”

President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Boyle, said: “This well-deserved award represents recognition from the medical sciences community of the distinguished contribution that Professor Mary Dixon-Woods has made to the study and development of medical sociology for the public benefit.”

“It is a great accolade for her and the University of Leicester, which prides itself on the strength of its interdisciplinary research. Professor Dixon-Woods joins an illustrious group of distinguished academicians at the University of Leicester who have now been awarded fellowships of professional bodies in their disciplines.”

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