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Established in 2003, the University of Edinburgh Chancellor’s Awards reward staff in four categories for teaching, research, outstanding contribution and showing great potential in early career teaching and/or research.

Professor Aziz Sheikh was among the recipients of the awards in 2021, and was congratulated by the Chancellor and the Lord Lieutenant and Rt. Hon. Lord Provost of Edinburgh, at a gala dinner held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse recently.

Research excellence

Professor Aziz Sheikh, Chair of Primary Care Research and Development, Director of the Usher Institute and Dean of Data at the University of Edinburgh, is the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Research in recognition of the way in which he has enhanced the University’s reputation through both his research, his inspiration and support of others’ research, alongside his recent tireless commitment to generating, analysing and utilising for policy purposes, the very best linked data for understanding COVID-19.

Aziz is committed to leveraging the potential of health IT and data science to improve health care and population health. He and colleagues have particularly supported the national and international response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A truly inspiring and deeply thoughtful colleague. Very many congratulations Aziz. 

Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley

Dean, Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh

View Aziz's profile on Our Experts page

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