Professor Aneez Esmail
Aneez is a professor of general practice at the University of Manchester and continues to work as a clinician. He is an active campaigner for equality both in higher education and the NHS.
He is professor of general practice at the University of Manchester and director of the NIHR Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre. He was associate vice-president for Equality and diversity and social responsibility from 2005-2014.
Professor Esmail is recognised 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, monitoring and assessment of the medical profession. This work was recognised internationally with the award of a Harkness fellowship and visiting professorship at Harvard University in 1997. He was offered but declined an OBE for his contribution to primary care and race relations in 2002.