Professor receives Honorary Fellowship for his outstanding work in pain management

Professor David Lambert, Professor of Anaesthetic Pharmacology, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Honorary Fellowship recognises distinction for outstanding work in the field of pain and pain management.

An official ceremony took place at the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA)in London late last month.

Speaking about the award, Professor Lambert, said: “It’s an honour to receive this Fellowship and to know that the research I’ve been part of and continue to do, has been recognised; along with service to the specialty.”

Professor Lambert has also contributed to guidelines on opioid best practice and regularly speaks on the science of pain as well as teaching widely at Leicester medical school and to anaesthetists in training on pain-related disciplines.

His work has been published in several high impact journals including a single author review in Nature.

Professor Lambert trained as a Biologist completing a PhD in Diabetes research in 1987 and is currently Professor of Anaesthetic Pharmacology in the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Leicester.

His long and distinguished association with the RCoA was instrumental in setting up the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia grants process and his career of more than 30 years working on the science of pain has included work on opioids with reduced side effects.

Dr Lorraine de Gray, Dean of the Faculty of Pain Management said she was “delighted” to award the Honorary Fellowship.

“The faculty would like to express its gratitude for the important work you have done over the years to support and promote the specialty,” she added.