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Professor John Alcolado

John Alcolado DM BM (Hons) PGC Med Ed FRCP is currently Director of the Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine, and Deputy Head of the University of Nottingham School of Medicine. He has a strong science and clinical research background and his particular research interests include diabetes and genetics.

This background, with a recent focus on leadership roles delivering transformational change in research and education in Russell Group universities, together with his interest in the development of medical student-led teaching, makes Professor Alcolado the ideal candidate to take the Chester Medical School forward to the next vital stage of its development.

Professor Alcolado qualified in Southampton and is a specialist in Endocrinology and Diabetes. He has practised in several hospital settings, including Southampton, Cambridge, Birmingham, and Cardiff. He has written over 60 peer-reviewed publications; contributed, authored or co-authored six book publications; and presented over 100 abstracts at scientific meetings.

Professor Alcolado’s strong academic background has been grounded in improving patient safety and experience, and on service transformation. Amongst other previous posts, he was Director of Medical Education at Queen Mary University of London and Director of the North East Thames Foundation School where his role was to refocus medical and non-medical clinical education in NHS Trusts throughout North East London.

Professor Alcolado is an Associate of the General Medical Council, chairing Medical Practitioner Tribunal Service fitness to practice panels, is a Governor of the Derby and Burton University Hospitals NHS Trust, and was elected Councillor of the Royal College of Physicians of London (2010-2013). He is an elected Fellow of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Professor Alcolado was the first member of his family and the first student of his school to go to University and study medicine and this has shaped his passion for widening participation and ensuring all young people are given the opportunities to reach their full potential.

Professor John Alcolado said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Chester at this exciting time.  We have an urgent need to train more doctors and healthcare professionals and, in partnership with the local population and NHS, we can deliver innovative programmes that will transform the health of our communities.” 

Professor Eunice Simmons, the University of Chester’s Vice-Chancellor, said: “Professor Alcolado’s invaluable experience of leading high-quality medical education will accelerate the development of Chester’s School of Medicine. We look forward to welcoming him to the University and working with him to strengthen our key partnerships across the region’s health sector.”



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