Usher Institute

Professor Harry Campbell Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Harry Campbell has been elected to the prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship.


The Academy of Medical Sciences announced the election of 50 of the UK’s most prominent biomedical and health scientists to their Fellowship on 13 May 2020.

The new Fellows have been chosen for their exceptional contributions to advancing biomedical science via world-leading research discoveries, running national science communication and engagement programmes and translating scientific advances into benefits for patients and the public.

Never has there been a more important time to recognise and celebrate the people behind ground-breaking biomedical and health research, working harder than ever to further knowledge and protect patients and the public.

“It brings me great pleasure to congratulate the new Fellows, and see our Fellowship grow to even greater heights of evidence-based advice, leadership and expertise.

Professor Sir Robert Lechler PMedSciPresident of the Academy of Medical Sciences
Professor Harry Campbell

Professor Harry Campbell

Professor Harry Campbell is Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Public Health, at the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, as well as an Honorary consultant in Public Health at NHS Lothian.

He has long standing experience in many aspects of global child health with a particular long term interest in many aspects of childhood respiratory infections. Recent and current projects have explored global burden of disease, disease surveillance, use of linked routine heath datasets, risk factors, careseeking, case management guidelines. Two major grants include a new EU IMI programme (led by the University of Edinburgh) focusing on RSV disease in children and adults and and an NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health (RESPIRE).

Professor Harry Campbell's profile

I’m delighted that Professor Harry Campbell FRSE, FMedSci has been elected into the Academy of Medical Sciences for his outstanding contributions to global health – in particular, the control of childhood pneumonia in the economically-developing world.  Many congratulations to Harry on this outstanding achievement.

Professor Aziz SheikhDirector, Usher Institute