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OP Receives Knighthood!

OP David Warrell recieved a knighthood for services to global Health Research and Clinical Practice
14 Jun 2022
Written by Millie Ansell
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David Warrell (OP 1958)
David Warrell (OP 1958)

Huge congratulations to OP David Warrell who has recently been appointed by the Queen ‘Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George for services to global Health Research and Clinical Practice’.

A bit about Professor Sir David Warrell...

David Warrell attended PGS from 1948 until 1958, enjoying, in particular, rugby, athletics, Mr “Ernie” Wells’ Field Club, and Mr John A Davison’s music making. After training in Oxford (Christ Church), St Thomas’ Hospital and the Royal Post-Graduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London, he worked on physiological adaptations of diving mammals at University of California San Diego, USA and then lived, worked and travelled as physician, teacher, naturalist and researcher on infectious, tropical and respiratory diseases (malaria, relapsing fevers, rabies), snake-bites, other envenomings, plant and chemical poisoning and expedition medicine, in Africa (Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, KwaZulu Natal), Asia (Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh), Latin America (Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia) and Papua New Guinea. He founded the Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Network and the Wellcome, Mahidol University-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Programme in Thailand in 1978. He has acted as consultant to WHO, British Army, FCO, MRC, RGS, Toxbase UK and Earthwatch International. He was senior editor of the Oxford Textbook of Medicine and Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine.

David Warrell is currently Emeritus Professor of Tropical Medicine (former Head), Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine and Honorary Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford. He is also Principal Fellow, Australian Venom Research Unit, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Melbourne; International Advisor, Australian DFAT-funded Myanmar Snakebite Management Project, University of Adelaide; Honorary Professor of Tropical Medicine, University of Medicine-1, Yangon, Myanmar; and Professor Emeritus, Gorgas Institute, UPCH, Lima Peru.


Congratulations Sir David on recieving this incredible honour.


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