Aneez Esmail, holder of M.F.P.H.M., M.R.C.G.P., F.R.C.P., Ph.D. degrees, is a Professor of general practice and Associate Vice President (equality and diversity). He is recognized nationally for his research on discrimination in the medical profession. Much of the work that he has carried out in this area has resulted in significant changes in recruitment, selection, and monitoring of the medical profession. This work was recognized internationally with the award of a Harkness Fellowship and of being a Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School in 1997. Esmail is a Health Services Researcher based at National Primary Care Research and Development Centre. He has published extensively on areas related to public health and primary care. This includes work on prevention of cot deaths, epidemiology of solvent abuse, preventing paediatric admissions, and evaluation of telemedicine. He is also responsible for large area of work looking at patient safety in primary care. He has been with several national working parties looking at the issue of racism in the medical profession, patient safety in primary care, and on assessment of doctors. He was Head of the School of Primary Care at the University of Manchester, between 1996-2001. He was the only medical advisor to Dame Janet Smith, the appeal court judge who was Chairman of the Shipman Inquiry between 2001-2004. He is an Active Trade Unionist and was President of the Medical Practitioners Union (a trade union of doctors working in the NHS) between 1997-2003.
Biography Updated on 12 January 2011