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University of Manchester’s Professor Alistair Burns awarded CBE

13 January 2015

Professor Alistair Burns has been made a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours for his services to health and social care. He was particularly recognised for his work in dementia care

Professor Burns is Vice-Dean for Clinical Affairs in the University’s Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health, as well as Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Clinical Director of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre and is also an Honorary Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist in the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust.

After graduating in medicine in Glasgow in 1980, Professor Burns trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry in London, before becoming the Foundation Chair of Old Age Psychiatry at The University of Manchester in 1982.

Professor Burns is particularly noted as the National Clinical Director for Dementia in England, and as the NHS England’s leading dementia specialist.

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