17 July 2017
Professor Damian Bailey has been awarded a five year Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2017-2021).
scheme provides universities with additional support to enable them to recruit
or retain respected scientists of outstanding achievement and potential to the
UK. It covers all areas of the life and physical sciences.
Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists
and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, having been
established in 1660.
Bailey’s award comes one month after he was appointed as a Fellow of The
said: "I am delighted to receive this prestigious award since it provides
formal recognition of my research and will improve my ability to attract outstanding
“next-generation” researchers and further synergise strategic collaborations
with world-leading specialists.
will enable me to continue my research into the underlying mechanisms, relevant
biomarkers and extent to which regular exercise can benefit the ageing brain
including an evidence base for the prescription of optimised interventions. It
also sends out a more general message in that we should have the confidence to
be bold and ambitious with our research goals here at USW.”
his capacity as Professor of Physiology and Biochemistry, Damian leads the
Neurovascular Research Laboratory and he is Director of the Health and
Wellbeing Research Institute.
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