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Call for new Regional Champions

Following the success of the Academy's Regional Champions scheme, we are now seeking new Champions to represent Wales, the North East and the South East of England.

A huge thank you to Professor Julie Williams CBE FMedSci FLSW, Professor Derek Mann FMedSci and Professor Peter Johnson CBE FMedSci who will be stepping down from their roles at the end of the year after highly successful terms as Regional Champions for these areas.

The Academy's Regional Champions scheme was established in 2014 by Professor Martin Humphries FMedSci, former Vice President (Non-Clinical) of the Academy. The vision was to establish a nationwide network of Fellows to build on the existing level of collegiality, increase communication networks and connections between Fellows, and raise awareness of and engagement with the Academy’s work within the wider biomedical community. 

Since the launch, the Regional Champion role has continued to evolve and now directly links into the Academy’s recently launched 10 year strategy, as our Champions continue to equip the next generation of researchers and foster new collaborations across the UK.

We are now seeking Fellows who will continue this excellent work in these regions, adding their own ideas, individuality and passion to the role. A small discretionary budget is available for any events or networking opportunities Champions may wish to organise.

Any Fellow living or working in one of the three regions above is encouraged to apply to become a Regional Champion. The role is for a fixed three-year term.  Download the person specification/brief outline of activities here.  Fellows interested in the role are asked to complete the expression of interest form and send it to Alison Rojo ( by Friday 30 September 5pm BST.

If you would like an informal chat about the Regional Champion role please contact current Champions or our Regional Engagement Manager, Rubana Hussein

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