LSTM Director Professor David Lalloo elected as Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences

News article 21 May 2024
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LSTM Director Professor David Lalloo

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s Director Professor David Lalloo has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

The Academy is the independent, expert body representing the diversity of medical science in the UK, and its elected Fellows represent the most influential scientists in the UK and worldwide.

Professor Lalloo is one of 58 new Fellows for 2024, who have been recognised for their remarkable contributions to advancing biomedical and health sciences, ground-breaking research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and wider society.

Professor Lalloo was appointed as LSTM Director in 2019. Prior to this, he was Dean of Clinical Sciences and International Public Health, alongside his work as an active clinical academic in tropical medicine and infectious diseases with a particular interest in clinical trials and epidemiological studies in low-and middle-income countries.

It is a tremendous honour to be elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The Academy plays a special role in advancing the cause of biomedical and health research, both in the UK and abroad. 

The Academy of Medical Sciences hosts an esteemed Fellowship of over 1,400 researchers who are at the heart of its work, which includes nurturing the next generation of researchers and shaping research and health policy in the UK and worldwide.

Professor Lalloo said: “It is a tremendous honour to be elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The Academy plays a special role in advancing the cause of biomedical and health research, both in the UK and abroad. It is important that we continue to deliver an effective research environment and ensure that scientific evidence reaches policymakers and improves health outcomes for disadvantaged communities around the world.”

Professor Andrew Morris PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences, said: “It is an honour to welcome these brilliant minds to our Fellowship. Our new Fellows lead pioneering work in biomedical research and are driving remarkable improvements in healthcare. We look forward to working with them, and learning from them, in our quest to foster an open and progressive research environment that improves the health of people everywhere through excellence in medical science.

“It is also welcoming to note that this year's cohort is our most diverse yet, in terms of gender, ethnicity and geography. While this progress is encouraging, we recognise that there is still much work to be done to truly diversify our Fellowship. We remain committed to our EDI goals and will continue to take meaningful steps to ensure our Fellowship reflects the rich diversity of the society we serve."

The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy at a ceremony on Wednesday 18 September 2024.