The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Honours a Lister Fellow

We are delighted to report that in October 2017 Lister Institute Fellow Professor Michael Eddleston was awarded the Cullen Medal by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

This award is given every four years to recognise a distinguished clinician and their contribution to the practice of medicine, and it was awarded to Professor Eddleston to recognise his significant contribution to the field of pesticide and plant poisoning.

Professor Eddleston is Personal Chair of Clinical Toxicology at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Cardiovascular Science, where he carries out research that aims to reduce deaths from pesticide and plant self-poisoning in rural Asia. He is also Director of the Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention (CPSP), a collaborative organisation set up to reduce the number of pesticide suicides worldwide.