Two leading doctors from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust are among the latest medics to be honoured by The University of Manchester. 

Professors Andrew Wardley and Ranald Mackay are recipients of a Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) Honorary Clinical Chair. 

Prof Wardley, director of The Christie CRUK/NIHR Clinical Research Facility and consultant and honorary senior lecturer in medical oncology, and Prof Ranald Mackay, director of Christie Medical Physics and Engineering, are among six recent recipients. 

The MAHSC chairs, which were initiated five years ago, recognise those individuals who have made a major contribution to their clinical speciality. MAHSC professors usually work within one of the MAHSC NHS trusts and hold an honorary position at The University of Manchester. 

Prof Wardley said: “Research and innovation in cancer medicine are the raison d’etre of The Christie. I am pleased at this recognition and proud to have been able to contribute to advancing cancer treatments to improve patients’ lives. I hope this inspires other NHS colleagues to aspire to make a difference for patients.” 

Professor Mackay added: “The strong links between the clinic and research are what MAHSC is all about and this underpins much of our progress with advanced radiotherapy. It is a great time to be part of MAHSC.” 

Professor Ian Greer, MAHSC director and vice-president and dean of the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences at The University of Manchester said: “I would like to congratulate and thank our new professors. They exemplify the drive for improvement and excellence which underpins Manchester’s prestigious academic health science centre status.” 

The MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chairs are awarded, on an annual basis, by the university’s Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences Promotions Committee.