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AHCS Honorary Fellowship Event 2024: Meet our new fellows

AHCS Honorary Fellowship Event 2024

On Monday 20th May 2024, the Academy for Health Care Science hosted the Honorary Fellowship Event to celebrate the newly nominated honorary fellows of 2023. The Honorary Fellowship was established in 2016 and serves as platform to celebrate the work, vision, support and input of individuals who have supported us in our development and growth.

This year we celebrated fifteen new honorary fellows who had been nominated independently by members of the healthcare profession. The event was held in a prestigious venue in London, where we had the pleasure of welcoming guest speaker, Professor Sir Stephen Powis, National Medical Director for NHS England.

Professor Sir Stephen Powis
Professor Sir Stephen Powis
Professor Brendan Cooper
Professor Brendan Cooper

We would like to congratulate our fifteen new honorary fellows who are joining a long list of fellows who have paved the way for Healthcare Science, raising its profile and playing vital roles in enhancing patient safety. The awards were presented by Professor Brendan Cooper, AHCS President, and announced by Dr Elaine Jenkin, Head of Standards at AHCS.

Honorary Fellows
Our 2023 Honorary Fellows (left to right): Debra Padgett, Dr Bernard Croal, Clive Morgan, Dr Catherine Moore, Adrian Thomas, Doris-Ann Williams, Dr Rob Orford, Carol Fleming, Ruth Thomsen, Janet Monkman, Christopher Eggett, Helena Morgan, Su Baxter

 Meet our new fellows:

Adeboye (Ade) Ifederu

Adeboye (Ade) Ifederu

Adeboye Ifederu is the head of the newborn screening laboratory at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). He became Deputy Chief of Service for the Core Clinical Services at GOSH in 2021.




Adrian Thomas

Adrian has been an Executive Director operating at a strategic level working across the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, as co-chair, and nationally. He was also executive lead for cancer services.


Dr Bernard Croal

Bernie has worked in Laboratory Medicine for over 25 years. Bernie is the President of RCPath and was president of the Association for Clinical Biochemistry & Laboratory Medicine (ALM) for the last two years.


Carol Fleming

Carol’s career as a Medical Illustrator has spanned 42 years. At St Luke’s Hospital in Bradford, Carol led the Department of Medical Illustration from 1986 until her retirement in 2018. Throughout her career, Carol has been highly involved in regulation as IMI Regulation Lead.


Dr Catherine Moore MBE

Catherine is a consultant clinical virologist at Public Health Wales. She was a core member of the Technical Advisory group for Welsh Government during the COVID-19 Pandemic and was also a member of the World Health Organisation’s working group.


Professor Christopher Eggett

Chris is a Clinical Scientist who has held the positions of both Chair and President of Society for Cardiological Science & Technology and is a past Editor of the Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Science and Technology.


Clive Morgan

Clive is Assistant Director of Therapies and Health Science for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and is also the Managing Director of the All Wales Medical Genomics Service.

Debra Padgett

Debra is currently Clinical Pathology Lead at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and North East and North Cumbria Pathology Network Operational Lead. She is also a past president of the Institute of Biomedical Science.


Doris-Ann Williams

Doris-Ann is a past Chief Executive of the British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA).


Helena Morgan

Helena has made outstanding contributions to Neurophysiology throughout her career and is currently Head of Neurophysiology, SBUHB.


Janet Monkman

Janet is the CEO of the Academy for Healthcare Science. She has led the development of the Academy, incorporating many professions into the Academy’s accredited registers.


Dr Rob Orford

Rob is the current CEO of the Moondance Cancer Initiative and past Chief Scientific Adviser for Health in Welsh Government and is Head of Profession for the entire healthcare science profession in NHS Wales


Ruth Thomsen

Ruth is the AHCS Leadership Ambassador and has over 40 years of experience in medical technology, diagnostics, rehabilitation and applied research. She has been Scientific Director in the Medical Directorate in London for the past 9 years.


Su Baxter

Su was elected chair of the SCST Council in 2011 until 2015 and is now Honorary Secretary, she continues to promote healthcare science as an active member of the SCST Council

Dr Vishakha Tripathi

Dr Vishakha Tripathi
Dr Vishakha Tripathi

Vishakha is a Lead Genetic Counsellor and consultant Genetic Counsellor at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals Foundation Trust in London. Vishakha is also a past chair of GCRB.

To see our past Honorary Fellows, please click here.

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