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.
2018 Professor Jenny Higham
Professor Jenny Higham is Principal at St George’s, University of London and is the first female to be elected Chair of the UK’s Medical Schools Council [2016-2019]. She was instrumental in establishing the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore, whilst at Imperial College London.
Professor Higham’s research interests span advanced simulation and reproductive medicine, complimenting her clinical work as a Consultant Gynaecologist. She worked as an O&G Registrar in Brighton, was an external examiner at the newly opened medical school and subsequently sat on the Joint Brighton Sussex University Board. She has a number of awards including the Women of the Future National Mentor of the Year in 2011.
Previous BSMS Honorary Graduates:
2017 Professor Dame Pamela Shaw, Professor of Neurology
2016 Professor Jon Cohen, Emeritus Professor of Infectious Diseases
2016 Professor Valerie Lund, Emeritus Professor of Rhinology
2015 Professor Alice Roberts, Professor of Public Engagement with Science
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