Each summer Brighton and Sussex Medical School confers honorary academic awards during our graduation ceremonies at the Brighton Dome.
In making these honorary awards, we recognise the achievement of individuals who have made a significant contribution towards activities which link closely to our mission as an institution of higher education and scholarship. We consider all our honorary graduates to be full members of the medical school's community and are delighted to enjoy ongoing close relationships with honorary graduates following their awards.
2015 Professor Alice Roberts
Alice Roberts is a clinical anatomist, author and broadcaster. She is a Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. Her academic work includes teaching anatomy and evolutionary anthropology and conducting research and additionally she is committed to promoting public engagement with science.
Alice’s considerable experience in science communication began with the archaeology series, Time Team and since 2006, she has appeared as an expert presenter on a huge number of programmes including Timewatch and Horizon.
Prof Roberts regularly delivers public talks expanding on themes from her research, television programmes and books, at venues including the Royal Geographical Society and the Glastonbury Festival. In addition to being a regular science columnist for The Observer, her most recent book, The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2015.
BSMS Honorary Graduates:
2014 Professor Dame Valerie Beral, Doctor of Medicine
2013 Professor John Tooke, Doctor of Medicine
2012 Professor Sir Alex Markham, Doctor of Medicine
2011 Professor Parveen Kumar, Doctor of Medicine
2010 Professor Sir Graeme Catto, Doctor of Medicine
2009 Professor Adetokunbo O Lucas, Doctor of Medicine
2008 Baroness Mary Warnock (joint with the University of Brighton), Doctor of Medicine