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Inaugural Lectures Archive


2015
17 February Richard King Innovation Lead, UHCW The Innovator's Journey - convinced that there is always a way… CSB Lecture Theatre, UHCW
26 March Mohan Balasubramanian Professor The 3Cs: Cricket, Chemistry and Cytokinesis Lecture Theatre, Medical Teaching Centre
2014
30 January Ruth McDonald* Professor of Governance and Public Management Money, medicine and miracles: the perils and promise of 'Paying for Performance' in the NHS and beyond B0.01, Warwick Business School
27 February Richard Lilford* Professor An Enlightenment Junkie heads for Africa B0.01, Warwick Business School
20 March Gerry McGivern* Professor of Organisational Analysis Professionalism, performance and purpose: Making life meaningful B0.01, Warwick Business School
15 April Mark Pallen Professor in Biomedicine Nothing in Microbiology makes Sense except in the Light of Evolution Medical Teaching Centre, Gibbet Hill
28 May Mark Achtman Professor Natural history of pathogenic bacteria that infect humans Medical Teaching Centre, Gibbet Hill
11 June 2014 Robert Higgins Professor Transplanting the Un-transplantable University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

*These lectures are part of a joint series between WBS and WMS.

2013
10 January Charles Hutchinson Professor of Clinical Imaging A Model Radiologist University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire
21 March Stavros Petrou Professor in Health Economics Economic aspects of perinatal and paediatric health care: A journey through research developments MTC, Gibbet Hill Campus
26 April Bernard Crump Professorial Clinical Teaching Fellow Follow My Leader; the Place of Leadership in Medical Practice MTC, Gibbet Hill Campus
21 June Steve Torr Professor of Neglected Tropical Diseases (joint appointment between WMS and LSTM) Disease, flies and fatal attractions MTC, Gibbet Hill Campus
29 November Judith Klein Professor Sticking together: lipids, membrane proteins and their interactions MTC, Gibbet Hill Campus
2012
9 March Rob Cross Professor of Mechanochemical Cell Biology Inner Space Walking MTC, Gibbet Hill Campus
20 April Gavin Perkins Professor in Critical Care Medicine A Story of Broken Hearts and Broken Lungs MTC, Gibbet Hill Campus
10 May Jan Brosens Head of Division of Reproductive Health Pregnancy, a most peculiar journey University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire
29 June Geraldine Hartshorne Professorial Fellow Female reproductive ageing - not an old wives' tale University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire
19 October Matthew Costa Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics If you want to be a success, you can’t worry about upsetting people… MTC, Gibbet Hill Campus
16 November Jonathan Millar Professor A Cellular Life of S and M MTC, Gibbet Hill Campus
2011
18 January Professor Frances Griffiths Professor Medicine in Society: a complex mix
15 February Professor Siobhan Quenby Professor of Obstetrics Preventing pregnancy loss: A translational approach
15 March Professor Aileen Clarke Professor How we know what we know and why we do what we do - Research, Evidence, Knowledge, Practice and Values in Healthcare
17 May Professor Dimitris Grammatopoulos Professor of Molecular Medicine Hormones (of stress), Heptahelical (proteins), Homeostatic (pathways) and other Greek words...
14 June Professor Annie Young Professor of Nursing From El Alamein to Berlin? a trail of trials
13 September Professor Simon Murch Professor of Paediatric and Child Health Ancient Paths for Modern Kids
18 October 2011 Professor Christopher James Co-Director Institute of Digital Healthcare and Professor of Healthcare Technology Science: Fact or Fiction?
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A biomedical engineer’s journey from measuring spikes to father of telepathy
15 November 2011 Professor Jeremy Wyatt Professor of eHealth Innovation, Co-Director, Institute for Digital Healthcare Innovation in healthcare: can digital technologies really make the difference?
2010
19 January Professor Jill Thistlethwaite Professor Inter the Future: Stories about patients and professionals
16 February Professor Dieter Wolke Professor Small beginnings - large impact
16 March Professor Bill Fulford Professor of Philosophy & Mental Health Philosophers and Phobosophers – the uses and abuses of philosophy in psychiatry
20 April Professor Ala Szczepura Professor of Health Services Research From Rhetoric to Reality - Lessons Learned
18 May Professor Chris Poole Professor of Oncology Cancer of the Breast is a Systemic disease: discuss
22 June Professor Peter Winstanley Dean of Warwick Medical School The Quarter-century! – 25 years on malaria and the development of research capacity
21 September Professor Martin Feelisch Professor of Experimental Medicine and Integrative Biology Chasing Nitric Oxide - An adventurous journey from drug discovery to altitude physiology
2009
20 January Professor Nigel Stallard Professor of Medical Statistics The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men: experimental design for pre-clinical and clinical trials
17 February Professor Justin St John Professor of Reproductive Biology The continuous life cycle of the mitochondrial genome - should we be grateful to our mothers and pleased that our fathers didn't intervene?
17 March Professor Neil Johnson Professor of Medical Education Looking Back and Looking Forward – the Journeys of a Medical Educator
21 April Professor Damian Griffin Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Taming the Rhinoceros: The New Orthopaedic Surgeons
19 May Professor Jane Barlow Professor of Public Health in the Early Years “Let them not make me a stone and let them not spill me”: Reflections on a decade of research on parenting support interventions
22 September Professor Donald Singer Professor of Clinical Pharmachology Cardiovascular Targets for Drug Discovery
17 November Professor John Davey Professor of Biomedical Research Sex and drugs and Rac and Rho
2008
19 February Professor Martin Underwood Professor of Primary Care Research  
18 March Professor Matthew Cooke Professor of Emergency Medicine Widgets, Gadgets and Gore
20 May Professor Sudhesh Kumar Professor of Medicine and Pro-Dean (Research)  
17 June Professor Sallie Lamb Professor of Rehabilitation To boldly go: The Journeys of a Clinical Trialist
16 September Professor Peter Abrahams Professor of Clinical Anatomy Quo Vadis- Anatomy? The Adventures of a travelling Clinical Anatomist
21 October Professor Scott Weich Professor of Psychiatry Mind the Gap: Psychiatry and Public Mental Health
18 November Professor Paul Thornalley Professor of Systems Biology  
2007
16 January Professor Franco Cappuccio Cephalon Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Epidemiology For Richer, for Poorer, in Sickness and in Health - a Tale of the Unexpected
20 February Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown Professor in Public Health From Wellies to Wellbeing: A Public Health Story
20 March Professor David Spanswick Professor of Molecular Neurosciences Food for Thought - the Brain and Obesity
15 May Professor Janet Dunn Professor of Clinical Trials Oncology - Trials, Tribulations and Success
19 June Professor Swaran Singh Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry Journey to Ithaca - from Surgery to Psychiatry via Rights and Riots
16 October Professor Margaret Thorogood Professor of Epidemiology From Family Planning to Healthy Aging
20 November Professor Victor Zammit Professor of Metabolic Biochemistry Metabolic Memories
2006
19 September Professor Jeremy Dale Professor of Primary Care  
17 October Professor Steve Thornton Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Understanding the Mechanism of Human Labour
21 November Professor Ed Peile Professor of Medical Education Medical Learners: Reflections on Specialisms, Sleep and Maturity