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Recognition of Distinction Awards 2014 and Medical Sciences Division gathered field for conferment results published.

New professorships demonstrate department2019s multidisciplinary approach
Top left to bottom right - Professors Anthony Harnden, Tim Lancaster and Rafael Perera-Salazar; Associate Professors Dan Lasserson, Louise Locock, John Powell and Richard Stevens.

Multidisciplinary research and teaching in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences has been recognised with the conferment of three Professorships and four Associate Professorships.

Our congratulations go to three senior researchers who have each had the title of Professor conferred upon them, following the 2014 Recognition of Distinction Awards made by the University of Oxford. They are:

  • Anthony Harnden, Professor of Primary Care
    GP with research focus on primary care paediatrics
  • Tim Lancaster, Professor of Primary Health Care
    GP and director of Clinical Studies in the Medical Sciences Division
  • Rafael Perera-Salazar, Professor of Medical Statistics
    Statistics Group Director with an emphasis on monitoring

In addition, the Medical Sciences Division gathered field for conferment to the title of Associate Professor recognises four senior researchers, and our congratulations go to:

  • Dan Lasserson, Associate Professor
    GP with research focus on stroke prevention and chronic kidney disease
  • Louise Locock, Associate Professor
    Director of Applied Research, Health Experiences Research Group
  • John Powell, Associate Professor
    Academic public health physician and health services researcher
  • Richard Stevens, Associate Professor
    Medical statistician focused on monitoring and diagnosis

“This year’s recognition of distinction demonstrates our department’s continued commitment to recognising excellence in academic primary care, and reflects the cross-disciplinary nature of our research and teaching,” commented Professor Richard Hobbs, Head of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.

The Recognition of Distinction Awards are assessed each year using the following criteria:

Research - ongoing research characterised by a significant influence on their field of study, and of a high order of excellence and of international standing;

Teaching - effective teaching for the University and/or College(s) concomitant with the duties of the University post and the college fellowship (where one is held)

Good citizenship - a record of involvement in University and/or college administration and demonstrable competence in such administration.