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Honorary Fellows’ Directory

Honorary Fellows are elected for life by the British Pharmacological Society in recognition of sustained excellence and leadership in science, healthcare, and public service.
There are currently 126 Honorary Fellows, including Nobel Laureates, international prize-winners, long-standing members of the Society, and those who have advanced the disciplines of Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics through research, leadership and contribution to the British Pharmacological Society.

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This Directory has been created to increase the visibility of our Honorary Fellows and their contributions, and to support networking by providing a useful resource for members to connect with Honorary Fellows with similar areas of interest.

Here you can find profiles of each Honorary Fellow, including information on their institutional affiliation, year elected, primary professional setting, Affinity Group membership, along with a short biography.

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Dr Rashmi Shah

Dr Shah specialised in cardiology and later, was the first to characterise the clinical significance of CYP2D6.

Professor Michael Simmonds

Following my PhD on neonatal rat temperature regulation at the Royal Free, I held research fellowships at Yale and Cambridge universities studying catecholamine pharmacology.

Professor Michael Spedding

Michael SPEDDING, PhD, FBPhS, Secretary General, IUPHAR and President of Spedding Research Solutions (Paris).

Professor Roger Summers

Roger Summers is Foundation Professor of Molecular Pharmacology and co-Theme Leader at Monash University and Honorary Professorial Research Fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Fellow of the BPS and PhD honoris causa Stockholm University.

Dr Robertson Towart

After graduating from Glasgow University, Dr Towart spent 4 years at Trinity College Dublin, teaching medical students, then worked in the pharmaceutical industry for many years.

Professor Geoffrey Tucker

Emeritus Professor, University of Sheffield.