Specialists awarded honorary professorships

The University of East Anglia's Faculty of Health has awarded honorary professorships to two senior consultants from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Award of Honorary Professorship has been made to Mr Simon Donell, consultant orthopaedic surgeon, and Dr Garry John, consultant in clinical biochemistry.

They join a number of senior consultants from local hospitals who already hold the honorary title, which is for a three year period.

Professor Ian Harvey, Dean of Health at the University of East Anglia, said: “We are delighted to offer this recognition, which is the result of the very strong collaboration between the University and our partner hospitals. It is only fitting that the contribution of hospital specialists both to research and to the formation of the doctors and consultants of the future should be recognised by this honorary title.”

Mr Donell said: “Research is important for innovation and improving the outcomes for our patients. Both the NNUH and UEA have recognised this and are currently undergoing a process to develop academic medicine and enhance the role of research in both organisations. Gaining this award has required the help of many people both here at the NNUH and also at UEA; to all of them I am very grateful. The intention is now to build both clinical and basic science research in musculoskeletal disorders, and injuries and accidents, in line with government initiatives. However, equally important, I am keen to help others interested in research, notably in the surgical sciences, develop their own interest areas.”

Dr John said: “I am extremely proud to receive this appointment; it recognises the research work carried out within the Clinical Biochemistry department at NNUH, and also our research collaboration with many institutes around the world. It is my hope that we will be able to strengthen our links with UEA, and other leading research institutes in Norwich so that we can develop world class research”.

Monday 3rd of August 2009 09:00:40 AM