Professors George Antoniou and Mark Roberts

MAHSC chairs for leading researchers

Two of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group’s outstanding clinicians and researchers have been awarded MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chairs in recognition of their major contributions to their clinical specialities, including excellence in research and education .

George Antoniou, Deputy Director of Research and Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at Oldham Care Organisation, has been appointed to a MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chair in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health of The University of Manchester.

Professor Antoniou is a highly respected consultant whose volumes of surgery and clinical outcomes are excellent. He has an impressive research portfolio and has been a senior research lead in our organisation since 2017. He is deeply committed to  enhancing research and developing research opportunities for the organisation. He has particular expertise in systematic reviews and meta-analyses and his detailed step by step guide is recommended reading.

Mark Roberts, Consultant Neurologist at MCCN at Salford Royal since 2000 and Research Lead for Adult Metabolic Medicine,  has also been awarded a MAHSC honorary clinical chair.

Professor Roberts has a national reputation in muscle disease and is the national expert on metabolic myopathies. He is Manchester Lead on the North West Neuromuscular Network, and is a board member of The European Pompe Consortium and The International Pompe Registry.

He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester.

The MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chairs are awarded annually by The University of Manchester’s Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health Promotions Committee. There are currently 63 MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chairs.

Professor Peter Clayton, MAHSC Clinical Director & Chief Academic Officer, Health Innovation Manchester, said: “Each new MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chair has made outstanding contributions within their field and exemplifies the exceptional research, education and patient care taking place across Greater Manchester.”

MAHSC, part of Health Innovation Manchester, is designated by NHS England and NHS Improvement and the National Institute for Health Research for demonstrating excellence in health research, heath education and patient care.