Usher Institute

Chancellor's Award for Professor Aziz Sheikh

Usher Institute Director recognised for COVID-19 research endeavours.

Established in 2003, the Chancellor’s Awards reward staff in four categories for teaching, research, outstanding contribution and showing great potential in early career teaching and/or research. Professor Aziz Sheikh was among the recipients of the awards in 2021, and was congratulated by the Chancellor and the Lord Lieutenant and Rt. Hon. Lord Provost of Edinburgh, at a gala dinner held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse recently.

Professor Aziz Sheikh at lecturn at Chancellors Awards Gala Dinner 2021

Research excellence

Professor Aziz Sheikh, Chair of Primary Care Research and Development, Director of the Usher Institute and Dean of Data, is the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Research in recognition of the way in which he has enhanced the University’s reputation through both his research, his inspiration and support of others’ research, alongside his recent tireless commitment to generating, analysing and utilising for policy purposes, the very best linked data for understanding Covid-19.

Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley shared her congratulations.

Aziz is committed to leveraging the potential of health IT and data science to improve health care and population health. He and colleagues have particularly supported the national and international response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A truly inspiring and deeply thoughtful colleague. Very many congratulations Aziz. 

Professor Sarah Cunningham-BurleyDean, Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences