MBE for Professor Guy Rutty

Posted by mjs76 at Jun 16, 2010 11:30 AM |
Professor of Forensic Pathology named in Birthday Honours.

Professor Guy Rutty, Head of our Forensic Pathology Unit, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. As well as his University research and teaching work, Professor Rutty is an Honorary Consultant in Histopathology at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, a visiting Fellow at Cranfield University and Chair of the Forensic Pathology Specialist Advisory Committee.

Established in 2001 and based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, the East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit researches many aspects of forensic medicine while also providing a forensic pathology service to local, national and international organisations. Techniques used include DNA profiling, computed tomography (ie. CAT scans) and forensic radiology (ie. X-rays).

Professor Rutty’s expertise has taken him all over the world, from the heat of Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami to the cold of the Falkland Islands on several occasions when an experienced pathologist was required for a post mortem investigation. One of the latter trips involved the unique task of investigating the death of a marine biologist who had died as a result of being attacked by a leopard seal.

An interview with Professor Rutty about his work was published in the 2006 edition of our Graduates Review magazine.