A leading academic renowned for her work in health services research has been elected as a Fellow of The Academy of Medical Sciences.

Professor Marion Campbell joins 58 other influential biomedical and health scientists from across the UK in being elected to The Academy’s respected Fellowship.

The Academy of Medical Sciences is the independent, expert voice of biomedical and health research in the UK, with a mission to improve the health of people everywhere by creating an open and progressive research sector.

The new Fellows have been elected in recognition of their exceptional contributions to the advancement of biomedical and health science, cutting edge research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and wider society.

Professor Campbell is an internationally renowned medical statistician and clinical trialist. She is a world-leading expert on the evaluation of surgical and complex health interventions and has led globally influential methodological research which has changed practice and impacted directly on healthcare. She is also a passionate advocate of mentoring of early career researchers and a role model for women in STEM.

Professor Campbell joined the University of Aberdeen’s Health Services Research Unit in 1993 and became its Director in 2007, a position she held until she was appointed Dean of Research for Life Sciences and Medicine in 2015. She is currently Vice Principal for Research and Professor of Health Services Research at the University.

She has served on many national and international advisory bodies and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Faculty of Public Health, and the International Society for Clinical Trials.

Commenting on her election as a Fellow, Professor Campbell said: "I am delighted to have been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. It is a tremendous honour to be recognised in this way. I look forward to working with the Academy and to supporting the delivery of its mission to improve health through the uptake of the best research and evidence.”

Professor Campbell joins a Fellowship of 1,400 researchers who are central to the Academy’s work, including providing career support to the next generation of researchers and contributing to the Academy’s influential policy work to improve health in the UK and globally.

Professor Dame Anne Johnson PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences said:

“As we look to the future, the collective wisdom our new Fellows bring will be pivotal in achieving our mission to create an open and progressive research sector to improve the health of people everywhere.”

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