The Head of the University’s Department of Biostatistics and Director of the MRC North West Hub for Trials Methodology Research (NWHTMR), Paula Williamson, has been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of The Academy of Medical Sciences.
Professor Williamson is one of 48 of the UK’s world leading researchers that have been elected to join the Fellowship in 2018 for their outstanding contributions to biomedical and health science, leading research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and the wider society.
The Academy of Medical Sciences are the independent body in the UK representing the diversity of medical science. Their mission is to advance biomedical and health research and its translation into benefits for society.
The University’s Department of Biostatistics carries out methodological and applied health research. Paula co-founded and has led the COMET (Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials) Initiative since 2010. She was appointed as an NIHR Senior Investigator in 2014, gave the Bradford Hill Lecture in 2017, and is current Chair of the MRC HTMR Network.
Of the Fellowship Professor Williamson, said: “I was honoured and delighted to accept the Fellowship. I look forward to playing an active part in the affairs of the Academy.”
16 of the new Fellows are women, representing 33% of the total elected in 2018. The total women in the pool of candidates was 28%, a 2% increase from last year.
The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy at a ceremony on 27 June 2018.
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