THE first Honorary Professor of Medical Education has been appointed by the University of Bradford.
Dr Alex Brown is director of Undergraduate Medical Education at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, and a key member of the university's widening access into medicine working group.
He has played a leading role in the development of high quality medical education at the university and has worked extensively in schools in Bradford to encourage pupils to study medicine who might not have otherwise considered it.
His appointment also supports Bradford's ambition to develop a medical school.
Prof Brown said: “I was very pleased and surprised to receive this honour from the University.
"It has been very rewarding to be a part of the team developing plans for the medical school which will be a great addition to both the University of Bradford and the local population.”
Professor Shirley Congdon, deputy vice-chancellor, added: “Alex has a real passion and commitment for widening access to medical education and has played a key role in the development of our proposed innovative medical school curriculum.
“He has created and sustained an outstanding approach to supporting medical students on placement at Bradford NHS Teaching Hospital Trust. I am delighted that he accepted this position and he will be instrumental in our bid to develop a medical school.”