Professor Steve Ward has been elected a member of the prestigious Fellowship of the British Pharmacological Society (BPS).
BPS Fellows have demonstrated distinction and peer recognition in Pharmacology. They have made substantial contributions to the Society and the discipline of Pharmacology through their work, including research publications, teaching and attendance at Society meetings.
Professor Ward is Head of Pharmacology within the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology and is among 80 new members elected this year from the UK and around the world.
Bath now has two BPS Fellows as his colleague in the Pharmacology Group Dr Roland Jones was also elected to the Fellowship in 2008.
Professor Ward has 25 years experience in the field of Pharmacology and has held three prestigious personal research fellowships since he arrived in Bath in 1992.
His research centres on cellular and biochemical events that drive inflammation and cancer and he has published over 100 peer-reviewed primary papers and review articles on these topics. In addition, he has supervised over 30 post-graduate students/clinical fellows who have been awarded PhD’s in Pharmacology.
He has contributed to many Pharmacology Society events and Committee activities over the past 25 years, attending many meetings as well as organising and chairing several symposia.
Professor Ward said: “I am honoured to be included in such a distinguished group of international pharmacologists. It is also recognition of the high esteem in which our research and undergraduate teaching programmes in Pharmacology are held”.