Leeds academics' research excellence recognised

Three Leeds researchers have been recognised for their outstanding research achievements.

Professor Julia Newton-Bishop


Professors Julia Newton-Bishop and Phil Quirke from the School of Medicine’s Institute of Cancer and Pathology have been recognised for their contribution to the advancement of medical science after being elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

The Fellowships have been awarded to Professor Newton-Bishop for her work in understanding melanoma genetics, and to Professor Quirke for his work in bringing improvements in outcomes to bowel cancer.

Academy Fellows are elected for excellence in medical research, for innovative application of scientific knowledge or for their conspicuous service to healthcare.

Professor Andy Shepherd from the School of Earth and Environment has been appointed by the Royal Society as a Wolfson Research Merit Award holder for his work on the improved assessment of the polar ice sheet contribution to global sea level rise.

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