Doubleday/Manchester Award and Lecture
The Doubleday/Manchester Award aims to promote the importance of breadth in medical training.
The award is granted to an individual of standing who has made a significant contribution to patient care and who, in turn, delivers a lecture at The University of Manchester.
Rabbi Julia Neuberger was the first recipient of the Doubleday/Manchester in January 2002. She delivered a lively and thought provoking public lecture on ‘Doctors, patients, consent and understanding – is there a new compact out there?’. Her contribution has set the pattern for subsequent recipients.
The Award ceremony is normally held in October each year. You can see updates on each year’s Award and Lecture on the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health News blog.
2022: Professor Nigel Osborne
Awarded in recognition of his ground-breaking work in music therapy. Find out more by listening to the Outlook radio programme (BBC).
2021: Dr Bola Owolabi
Awarded for excellence in leading national and international change to improve population health and equity in access, experience and outcomes of health and care services for patients, carers and people from socially and materially deprived backgrounds.
2020: Cherylee Houston
In recognition of her work in raising awareness of disability rights issues. Watch Cherylee’s lecture on YouTube.
2019: Dr Mark Porter
For his dedication to medical journalism, evidence based practice and medical ethics.
2018: Professor Clare Gerada
For her substantive dedication to family medicine, general practice and supporting doctors through crisis.
2017: Andy Burnham
In recognition of his leadership following the Manchester Arena bombing as Mayor of Greater Manchester.
2016: Lemn Sissay MBE
In recognition of his contribution to equality and diversity.
2015: Sir Bruce Keogh
For his medical leadership of NHS England and his work on professionalism and patient quality.
2014: Sir Robert Francis
For his NHS Mid-Staffs Report and his work to promote candour and professionalism in healthcare.
2013: Sunetra Gupta
For her mathematical modelling of epidemics.
2012: Rony Brauman
For his role in the founding of Médecins sans Frontières, his long-term commitment to provide healthcare where there is none and his role in training staff for this work.
2011: Lord Owen
For bringing a medical perspective to public service, particularly during his time as Minister of Health.
2010: Sir Michael Marmot
For his work in promoting equality in healthcare provision.
2009: Melba Wilson
For her work in creating equality of access to mental healthcare provision.
2008: Abu Baker Suleiman
For his work on providing access to medical facilities to those who live in remote communities.
2007: Professor Alan Emery
For his support of Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients and their families.
2006: Professor Nick White
For his long-term interest in epidemic infections.
2005: Professor Roger Short
For his work in reproductive medicine and his particular interest in arresting the spread of AIDS.
2004: Professor Arthur Kleinman
For his work in social medicine at Harvard.
2003: Sir Kenneth Calman
Former Chief Medical Officer.
2002: Rabbi Julia Neuberger
Former director of the King’s Fund.
Student Award winners
2020: Dr Calisha Allen
In recognition of her exceptional contribution to The Doubleday Centre for Patient Experience. Read more on the FBMH News blog.