Following appointment as Consultant Dermatologist at the in 1983 Irene Leigh established the Centre for Cutaneous Research at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (BLSMD) which developed into the premier research centre in skin biology and disease in UK and arguably Europe. During this period she became Professor of Dermatology (1992), Professor of Cell and Molecular Medicine (1999), Research Dean (1997-2002), Joint Research Director (2002-5), Dean for e-learning (2005-6). She was appointed Head of College and Vice Principal of Dundee University in November 2006 and re?established a research laboratory in Dundee including the CR-UK Skin Tumour Laboratory. Irene Leigh was President of the Association of Physicians of UK and Ireland in 2010-11 (Annual meeting Dundee) and a council member of the Academy Medical Sciences 2009-12. She returned to full time research between Dundee, with programme grants from erc and CR-UK, and Lyon in Global Health with i-pri. She was awarded FMed Sci and DSc(Med) in 1999, FRSE in 2009 and honoured with an OBE for services to medicine in 2006 and CBE for services to medicine in 2012.
“Leaders in Medicine”, interview with Irene Leigh:
Prof. Leigh will present two lectures. The first lectures is focused on science whereas the second lecture concentrates on personal experiences during her scientific career.
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