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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 Nigel Birdsall

Nigel Birdsall obtained his PhD from Cambridge University.

Dr Thomas Blackburn

Tom has been a member since 1979 and brings more than 40 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, where he has held executive and senior management positions at ICI Pharmaceuticals, Beecham Pharmaceuticals PLC and SmithKline Beecham in the UK and Synaptic Pharmaceutical Corporation and Helicon Therapeutics in the USA.

Professor Susan Brain

Susan Brain carried out her BSc and PhD degrees in Pharmacology within the University of London, before developing an interest in vascular biology and inflammation during her postdoctoral years.

Sir Alasdair Breckenridge

Alasdair Breckenridge was Chairman of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency which was formed in April 2003 by the merger of the Medicines Control Agency and the Medical Devices Agency.

Professor Julia Buckingham

Julia read Zoology at the University of Sheffield and, after a short spell in the pharmaceutical industry, moved to London to study for a PhD in Pharmacology.