Usher Institute

Professor Andrew Morris elected as Academy of Medical Sciences President

The Academy of Medical Sciences has elected Professor Andrew Morris as its new President.

Professor Andrew Morris

Professor Andrew Morris, who was elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2009, is recognised internationally as a leader in the field of informatics and non-communicable diseases. He has published more than 350 original papers and attracted more than £200 million in grant funding.

Data leadership

Andrew was Director of the Usher Institute from 2015-2017. Since 2017, he has been the inaugural Director of Health Data Research UK (HDR UK). Under his leadership, HDR UK has worked in partnership with the NHS, industry, charities and universities to realise the potential of the UK’s wealth of health data in life-changing research.

Prestigious post

The Academy of Medical Sciences is an independent, expert voice of biomedical and health research in the UK.

Fellows include some of the most influential scientists in the UK and worldwide, drawn from the NHS, academia, industry, and the public service.

Its mission is to improve the health of people everywhere by creating an open and progressive research sector.

The Academy of Medical Sciences is the pre-eminent UK authority and a dynamic and influential force in biomedical and health research. It’s a great honour to be taking on the role of President of this influential institution at time of great change and opportunity.

Andrew MorrisProfessor of Medicine and Vice Principal of Data Science

Further information

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