Sarah Walker made a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

13 May 2019

It was announced last week that Sarah Walker, Professor of Medical Statistics & Epidemiology at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, has been made a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. She is one of 50 of the UK's leading figures within biomedical and health sciences to be elected to the esteemed Fellowship.

The new Fellows have been selected for their outstanding contributions to advancing medical science, cutting edge research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and wider society. Many of the new Fellows have also made a contribution to medical science through outstanding leadership, public engagement and supporting the career advancement of junior trainees.

Sarah has worked at the Unit since its initiation in 1999, having previously worked at the MRC HIV Clinical Trials Centre since 1994. Her work includes the design and analysis of clinical trials and observational studies of treatment and management strategies for HIV and other infectious diseases, including serious bacterial infections and Hepatitis C. She has worked on projects involving both adults and children, in high-income and low/middle-income countries. Methdological research interests include the use of causal models to address additional non-randomised questions using data from clinical trials.

From April 2006, Sarah has worked part-time at the University of Oxford, predominantly with the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Centre Infections Theme and the "Modernising Medical Microbiology" Consortium translating new whole genome sequencing approaches into microbiology practice and service and investigating electronic health records for infectious diseases research.

Further information

Sarah Walker - Staff profile

AMS Press Release