WILLIAMS NormanNorman Williams, Professor of Surgery in the Blizard Institute, has been awarded a knighthood in the 2015 New Year’s Honours for services to surgery.

A former president of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Professor Williams is a consultant colorectal surgeon and a leader in the field of bowel disorders. He is Professor of Surgery and Director of Innovation at the Academic Surgical Unit, part of the Centre for Digestive Disease here at the Blizard Institute.

Blizard Institute's Professor David Kelsell and colleagues including Professor Andy Silver have been awarded a £1.1million Cancer Research UK (CRUK) programme grant to work on squamous oesophageal cancer.

The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), published 18th December 2014, confirm Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s place in the very top group of research-led universities.

QMUL has been ranked 9th among multi-faculty institutions in the UK, according to tables published today in the Times Higher Education*.