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It has been confirmed that Dr Sohail Abbas, Director – Population Health and Inequalities, Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership and Deputy Medical Director – NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board, has been appointed as an Honorary Professor by the University of Bradford.

Sohail will take on the role for three years until January 2027. Honorary Visiting appointees are responsible to the head of the relevant department who will provide any necessary support and assistance. For Sohail this is Professor Robert James, Dean of Faculty of Life Sciences.

The Faculty of Life Sciences is the largest one at the University of Bradford, comprising four schools with their associated research and knowledge exchange centres. The schools with the faculty are:

  • School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences
  • School of Chemistry and Biosciences
  • School of Optometry and Vision Science
  • School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Honorary Visiting staff are not employees of the University. The award of an Honorary Visiting title is an honorary recognition and is unremunerated.

Dr Sohail Abbas, said: “I am delighted to have been nominated and conferred the title of Honorary Professor at the University of Bradford. This is a significant personal achievement and one that will help me deliver on some of my personal passions which include tackling inequalities, encouraging diverse perspectives within the field of health and care and widening participation in further and higher education. I look forward to working with colleagues at the University of Bradford to help it achieve its strategic vision.”

Find out more about the University of Bradford www.bradford.ac.uk.