College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Professor Sheikh wins Principal's Medal

Professor Aziz Sheikh has been named as recipient of this year's Principal's Medal.

Principal Sir Timothy O'Shea and Professor Aziz Sheikh

The Principal’s Medals are one of the most important ways in which the University recognises both support and academic colleagues or current students who have made outstanding contributions to both the University and wider communities.

Exceptional service

The Principal's Medal for Exceptional Service recognises a staff member, or team, who makes a contribution to the University that far exceeds what is expected of their role.

Significant contribution

Professor Aziz Sheikh, Director of the Usher Institute, receives the award in recognition of his large contribution in establishing the Allergy and Respiratory Research Group and the many important initiatives that have flowed from it.

Major impact

Over the past 12 years, he and his team have built the critical mass to attract major research funding, and had a lasting effect on clinical training and practice which has influence throughout the UK and internationally.

Most importantly, it has brought great benefit to people affected by asthma – both through improvements to practice and through carefully designed patient engagement in research.

Related links

Read more about the Principal's Medals on the Principal's Office website

Visit the Usher Institute website