Professor Alan Perkins
28th July 2011
Professor Alan Perkins was awarded Honorary Fellowship in a traditional ceremony at the Royal College of Physicians in London in recognition of his exceptional services to the science and practice of medicine.
The distinguished clinical scientist became the first non-medical president of the British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS) in 2010 since the Society amended its rules 10 years ago.
Professor Perkins has worked in nuclear medicine at Nottingham University for over 25 years, managing the Trust’s nuclear medicine and radiation protection services for many years. He was also part of the team that established the new Nottingham PET-CT and Cyclotron Centre for the City Hospital campus.
His research covers fields such as tumour targeting, drug delivery and imaging gastrointestinal function. Throughout this time he worked with the BNMS by contributing to the scientific meeting programme and developing the Society’s website.
He has acted as an ambassador for Nottingham University and the BNMS by interacting with the media and responding to issues of significant impact such as the London polonium poisoning. Formerly Honorary Secretary of the Society, Professor Perkins has led the society and field through difficult moments, such as the recent medical isotope shortages.
The Royal College of Physicians was founded in 1518 by Henry VIII to license the practice of medicine ‘in the city of London and seven miles beyond’. Today the geographical range of the RCP has expanded but the mission remains the same – to set higher medical standards.
Posted on Monday 1st August 2011