The Foulkes Foundation was established in 1972 by Dr Ernest Foulkes CBE HonMD HonFRCP following his retirement from the company he established, Measuring and Scientific Equipment Ltd, one of the world's most respected scientific instrument manufacturers. The Foundation aims to promote medical research, the training of scientists and the study of medicine.
The Medal is awarded biennially to a researcher who has shown outstanding acheivements in research during the first ten years of their career following the completion of their PhD. Consideration is given to those who have taken time out early in their career due to family commitments, illness or for other reasons.
The Foulkes Foundation Medal is awarded by a group of Academy Fellows and representatives of the Foulkes Foundation.
Foulkes Foundation representatives
Professor Colin Self (Chair), University of Newcastle
Mrs Maureen Foulkes-Hadju
Sir Alex Markham FMedSci, University of Leeds
Academy of Medical Sciences representatives
Professor Robin Ali FMedSci, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London
Professor Maria Fitzgerald FMedSci, University College London
Sir Robert Lechler FMedSci, Kings College London