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NAMRIP Chair Professor Leighton celebrates 'triple crown'

Published: 10 May 2018
Professor Tim Leighton
Professor Tim Leighton meeting staff at Navrongo Health Centre in Ghana

The Academy for Medical Sciences have announced today that Professor Tim Leighton has been elected Fellow of the Academy. Tim, who is already a Fellow of both the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering is the first academic at the University of Southampton to receive 3 fellow invitations. The 'triple crown' is recognition of Tim's leadership of interdisciplinary research, fundamental to NAMRIP's approach to tackling AMR.  

Tim is one of four new Fellows invited to address the Academy on its 2018 New Fellows Admission Day (Wednesday, 27 June) at the Royal College of Physicians and Academy of Medical Sciences, London.

Tim said "I am humbled and honoured by this recognition of the work conducted by me as part of multidisciplinary teams of nurses, doctors, health and medical scientists, microbiologists, engineers, statisticians, geographers and thousands of brave patients and volunteers. It has been an honour to work with them. These people, who step out of the disciplines in which they were trained and become something new, are a very special driver in the discovery of new knowledge, and its application for the benefit of other people. I am inspired by the young researchers in NAMRIP who are catching the ‘multidisciplinary bug’ and doing such tremendous work ‘in the gaps between the piano keys’.”

Further details are available on the University of Southampton website.

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