Knighthood for former Head Boy in New Year Honours list

Former Larne Grammar School Head Boy, Terence Stephenson, has been awarded a Knighthood in the recently published New Year Honours.

Professor Stephenson, who is a consultant paediatrician and chair of the General Medical Council (GMC) from 2015 to 2018, has been knighted for services to healthcare and children’s health services.

He was formerly Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges for 2012-2014 and President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2009-2012. He served as Chair of Scientific Committee, European Paediatric Association 2013-15 and was a member of the Board of Trustees, National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children 2011-14. He has been elected an honorary Fellow of ten colleges or academies, in the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong and Australia.

Professor Stephenson grew up in Northern Ireland and qualified as a doctor in 1983 after education at Bristol University, Imperial College London and New College Oxford. After initial training in Oxford and London, he took a lecturer post in child health in 1986 and was subsequently appointed senior lecturer in 1990 and Professor of Child Health in 1996. In 2003 he became Dean of the Medical School in Nottingham which he continued to lead until moving to UCL in 2009. He was also a non-executive Director of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

He is an honorary consultant in paediatrics at UCL Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital London and has co-authored seven textbooks. He is currently co-director of the Children’s Policy Research Unit. His research has mainly been in physiology of early life and acute and chronic paediatric illness. He has published more than 275 peer reviewed papers, editorials and chapters and given invited talks in over 25 countries in every continent.

As a researcher he has received over £13m in funding through 46 different, competitively awarded grants. He is currently Principal Investigator (PI) on a grant of £8.25 million, supervises a post-doc and two PhD students, and has had four last author peer reviewed publications in the last 6 months.

Charlie Massey, the GMC’s chief executive, congratulated Professor Stephenson, noting that throughout his career he had proven to be a “strong and influential” advocate for healthcare, doctors in training and in particular children’s health services.

He praised Professor Stephenson for leading current reforms to improve patient safety and protect training for doctors. In previous roles, he had initiated the “name on the bed” programme to ensure every patient knew who their consultant was and had played key roles in protecting children from cigarette smoke in cars and combating childhood obesity.

Everyone at Larne Grammar School would like to pass on their sincere congratulations to Professor Stephenson.

Professor Terence Stephenson

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