Usher Institute

Professors Bruce Guthrie and Cathie Sudlow - Fellows of Academy of Medical Sciences

Professors Cathie Sudlow and Bruce Guthrie becomes Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Congratulations to the Usher Institute staff who are among the 60 outstanding scientists newly elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Professors Cathie Sudlow and Bruce Guthrie headshots
  • Professor Catherine Sudlow OBE, Professor of Neurology and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Bruce Guthrie, Professor of General Practice and Director, Advanced Care Research Centre, University of Edinburgh

The new Fellows have been recognised for their remarkable contributions to biomedical and health science and their ability to generate new knowledge and improve the health of people everywhere.

The Academy of Medical Sciences is the independent body in the UK representing the diversity of medical science. Elected Fellows are the UK’s leading medical scientists from hospitals, academia, industry and the public service. The AMS mission is to advance biomedical and health research and its translation into benefits for society. This year Fellows were chosen from 366 candidates. The eight Sectional Committees met in March to consider potential Fellows for 2022 entry to the Academy. Three nominators from within the Fellowship must back each candidate.

It gives me great pleasure to welcome these 60 experts to the Fellowship to help to address the major health challenges facing society.

Each of the new Fellows has made important contributions to the health of our society, with a breadth of expertise ranging from the physical and mental health of young people to parasitic diseases and computational biology.

The diversity of biomedical and health expertise within our Fellowship is a formidable asset that in the past year has informed our work on critical issues such as tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding the health impacts of climate change, addressing health inequalities, and making the case for funding science. The new Fellows of 2022 will be critical to helping us deliver our ambitious 10-year strategy that we will launch later this year.

Professor Dame Anne Johnson PMedSciPresident of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Academy of Medical Sciences website