Professor given Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award

Professor Damian Bailey

Professor Damian Bailey has been awarded a five year Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2017-2021).

The 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.

The 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.

Professor Bailey’s award comes one month after he was appointed as a Fellow of The Physiological Society.

He 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.

“It 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.”

In 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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