University Professor elected into Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship

Professor Tony Marson

Professor Tony Marson, Professor of Neurology at the University of Liverpool has been selected to join a fellowship of outstanding biomedical and health researchers.

The Academy of Medical Sciences has elected 59 influential scientists to its respected Fellowship, it has been announced today (Thursday 18 May).

Professor Marson has been selected into the Academy in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the advancement of biomedical and health science, specifically his work on improving the treatment of epilepsy in the UK and worldwide.

Fellows are drawn from institutions across the UK and their breadth of expertise ranges from molecular imaging to biostatistics to public health policy. They join a prestigious Fellowship of 1,400 esteemed researchers who are central to the Academy’s work. This includes providing career support to the next generation of researchers and contributing to the Academy’s influential policy work to improve health in the UK and globally.

Professor Dame Anne Johnson PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences said: “These new Fellows are pioneering biomedical research and driving life-saving improvements in healthcare, from understanding the spread of infectious diseases to developing mental health interventions. It’s a pleasure to recognise and celebrate their exceptional talent by welcoming them to the Fellowship.

“This year, we are celebrating our 25th anniversary. The Fellowship is our greatest asset, and their broad expertise and dynamic ability has shaped the Academy to become the influential, expert voice of health. As we look to the future, the collective wisdom our new Fellows bring will be pivotal in achieving our mission to create an open and progressive research sector to improve the health of people everywhere.”

Professor Tony Marson said: “I’m honoured to have been invited to join this highly respected Fellowship. It is a privilege to be part of this open and progressive group of academics with a shared commitment to improving the health of people in the UK and globally. I look forward to sharing my expertise and expanding the University’s network to support its research goals.”

For more information about the Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship and for a full list of all this year’s fellows click here