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Professor Nancy Rothwell DBE FRS

Professor Nancy Rothwell DBE FRS


Professor Nancy Rothwell DBE FRS HonFBPhS


The University of Manchester

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Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, FRS, is President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester, the first woman to lead The University of Manchester or either of its two predecessor institutions, and Professor of Physiology. She was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in June 2004 and made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in June 2005, in recognition of her services to science. She is co-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, President of the British Science Association, Chair of Corridor Manchester Board and a member of the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board. Her ongoing research in the field of neuroscience has contributed towards major advances in the understanding and treatment of brain damage in stroke and head injury.