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UHNM Consultant awarded Honorary Chair in Child Health

A Consultant from University Hospitals of North Midlands has been awarded an Honorary Professorship with Keele University School of Medicine.

Professor Will Carroll, Respiratory Paediatrician, has an established reputation as a researcher, writer and educator.  His main research interest is within the field of adherence to treatment in children with respiratory illnesses, and holds significant research grants allowing him to develop new technology and techniques to promote this. 

In addition to this, he holds a prestigious NIHR Clinical Research Fellowship and is also the Officer for Research for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the Chair of the Effective Preventative Medicine workstream for NHS England Children's National Asthma Bundle and Editor in Chief of the journal Paediatrics and Child Health. He is Co-editor of the Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics (the Sunflower book), which is now in its sixth edition and is the foundation of the undergraduate curriculum for Child Health in many countries around the world. 

Professor Carroll said: “If I have learnt anything over the last 20 years, it is the need to be persistent. Most research ideas and grant applications are unsuccessful and tenacity is important. UHNM R&I and Keele have been incredibly supportive over the years and I am incredibly grateful to everyone who has helped me get to this point on my research journey. Whilst tenacity is important, it is equally important to enjoy the journey. Like most researchers, it is curiosity that drives 99% of what I do. There is no feeling quite as exciting as knowing that you have answered a question and have data to demonstrate this.”

Dr Kamaraj Karunanithi UHNM Director of Research and Innovation said: “R&I are delighted to hear of Professor Carroll’s appointment and to have supported Professor Carroll throughout his research career at UHNM, through both helping him gain research funding and in helping to deliver his studies. This recognition follows years of hard work that has led to all the successes described above and, I’m sure, will lead to many further successes in the future.”

Professor Christian Mallen, Dean of the School of Medicine at Keele University said: “Professor Carroll has been a close partner with the medical school for many years, contributing to both our education and research portfolios. This title is a reflection of the esteem in which he is held, both in the UK and internationally. We look forward to growing this relationship and further developing our paediatric portfolio of research in the future.”

For anyone interested in developing their own research, please contact the R&I Academic Development Team - for further information.

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