Blog posts

Dr Caroline Alexander awarded a Professor of Practice (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy)

Congratulations to Surgery and Cancer’s and Healthcare Professional Academic Group (HPAG) Faculty member Dr. Caroline Alexander on being awarded a Professor of Practice. We had the opportunity to do a quick interview with her and find out how she was feeling about her promotion.


Becoming a senior academic in S&C – Professor Eric Aboagye

Professor Hector Keun talks to Professor Eric Aboagye about his career journey and becoming a Professor of Cancer Pharmacology & Molecular Imaging at Imperial College London’s Department of Surgery and Cancer.

In this wide-ranging interview, Professor Aboagye discusses his own journey, initially moving from Ghana to Scotland to study pharmaceutical sciences and cancer research, and then spending time in America before coming to Imperial. Touching on issues around discrimination in academia, unconscious bias, and improving representation, he also offers important advice, based on his own experiences, for those moving from postdoc towards their first academic position.

Congratulations to Professor Sir Huw Thomas

Congratulations to Surgery and Cancer’s Professor Sir Huw Thomas who was made Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the Queen’s 2021 New Year Honours.

A Professor of Gastrointestinal Genetics in the Department since 2007, Professor Thomas research aims to define the inherited predispositions to colorectal cancer and refine the management of familial risk.

Alongside his research, Professor Thomas was appointed in July 2014, as the Head of the Medical Household, the medical section of the Royal Household of the British monarch, and Physician to the Queen.

Funding successes: October 2020

Congratulations to Prof Tony Gordon on his recent funding success.

Well done to all Principal Investigators in the Department who have recently been awarded research grants. Here is our monthly round-up of funding successes.*

Proposal Dept/Group Infoed PI Name Infoed Sponsor Infoed Proposal Title Infoed Awarded Value (£)**
Anaesthetics Gordon, Professor Anthony National Institute for Health Research REMAP-CAP COVID extension 664,559
Global Health Darzi, Professor Lord Ara Mental Health Innovations Research Programme on Mental Health Innovations Dataset 60,002
** This is the total project value, including subprojects.

*Dude, where’s my grant? A disclaimer:

To ensure the quality and accuracy of the information published on this blog, we source our data directly from the College’s strategic reporting dashboards, relating to FoM. This means that, typically, we only include awards on this list which have been set up on the College’s grants management system, in accordance with the Joint Research Office’s policies and processes. As a result, there may be a delay in promoting some awards.

Alun Davies elected Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

Professor Alun Davies, Professor of vascular surgery & consultant surgeon, has been elected as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. The Fellowship brings together experts from across all academic fields to promote research, inspire learning, provide independent policy advice and promote awareness of how the sciences and the arts, humanities and social sciences benefit society. (more…)