285 Fellowships have been awarded over the past 40 years in the U.K.

Foulkes Fellows are all making significant contributions to clinical and academic research within the U.K. and throughout the world, including:

  • numerous Professors (over 30) working in every branch of medical science in the U.K., North America, Australia, Africa and the Far East

  • several Deans of U.K. Medical Schools

  • many Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences

  • recipients of U.K. Honours

Fellows’ achievements and successes

The Foulkes Foundation proudly counts amongst its number many Fellows who have become senior members of and leading authorities within the medical profession. The following is a random selection of success stories, showing the depth and breadth of our Fellows’ enormous contributions:

– Named one of the Top 50 innovators in the NHS in 2013.
– Head of the Neuroendocrine Tumour Centre, awarded European Centre of Excellence in 2014.
– Appointed by the Home Office to lead the National Review of Forensic Pathology.
– National Director for Disease Registration.
– Head of the London School of Psychiatry.
– Director of the National Poisons Information Unit in Edinburgh.
– Director of the Stroke Prevention Research Unit in Oxford.
– Professor of Global Health and TB at Imperial College.
– Clinical Director of Brook Advisory Service.
– Director of Disability Assessment Services for Capita and also assessor for the D.V.L.A.
– Member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity.
– Medical Director of Genentech, California.
– Recipient of the King Faisal International Prize in Medicine in 2014.


Professor ANDREW COPP (1979 Fellow), developmental neurobiology: former Director, UCL Institute of Child Health, pioneering research into the origins of spina bifida and how it may be prevented by inositol, in addition to folic acid.

An embryo just before spina bifida arises

An embryo just before
spina bifida arises

Dennis in the lab

Dennis in the lab

Professor LYN CHITTY (1980) and Professor DENNIS LO, FRS (1990) pre-natal care: development of non-invasive prenatal testing and translation into clinical service. Prof. Lo is working in Hong Kong, whilst Prof. Chitty is in London (at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health).

Professor KUMUD DHITAL (1987), Cardiothoracic and Transplant Surgeon: pioneer in the field of heart and lung transplantation, currently working in Australia. Consultant Cardiothoracic & Transplant Surgeon, Conjoint Associate Professor of Surgery (UNSW), Faculty - Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Director Sydney Heart Valve Bank.

STEPHEN DUCKWORTH OBE (1988), Chair Rehabilitation International World Congress 2016. Following a spinal injury whilst playing rugby as a third year medical student he went on to complete his studies in medicine before undertaking a PhD researching into disability and employment. As a wheelchair user he has dedicated his life to supporting disabled people. He ran his own business for 20 years, worked with the government on the welfare reform agenda, was a member of the Commission on Assisted Dying, sat as a Council Member of the University of Southampton and was a Board Director of the Olympic Delivery Authority London 2012.

Stephen addressing 1000 delegates at the Rehabilitation International World Congress 2016

Stephen addressing 1000 delegates at the Rehabilitation International World Congress 2016

ANATOLE MENON-JOHANSSON (1995), Sexual & Reproductive Health: Clinical Lead for Sexual & Reproductive Health at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Director for the young person charity Brook, Founding Director of two community interest companies: SXT provides a high quality signposting service, anonymous partner notification & an emergency contraception calculator | SH:24 provides an NHS funded self-sampling service for sexual transmitted infections.

Treponema pallidum , the bacterium that causes syphilis

Treponema pallidum, the bacterium that causes syphilis

Anatole Menon-Johansson

Anatole Menon-Johansson