Honorary Associate Professor announced as winner of prestigious University award

Dr Farah Bhatti, Honorary Associate Professor at Swansea University Medical School and Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at ABMU Health Board, has recently been announced as the winner of the Mary Williams Award 2015.

Farah Bhatti

The inaugural Swansea University Mary Williams Award recognises individual contributions to the University’s culture and community through; supporting the University’s equality agenda to utilise all of our talent, supporting the career development of colleagues and students with a particular focus on removing barriers that prevent development and promoting equal opportunities for all.

Dr Farah Bhatti teaches on the Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) programme, and was part of the team that mapped the GEM curriculum to the GMC’s Tomorrow’s Doctors.  She is now the Equality and Diversity director and Careers Lead for GEM and is involved with the Athena SWAN initiative.

Farah’s nomination also highlighted her passion for equity of access to educational opportunities and her encouragement of those from ‘non-traditional backgrounds’ to consider a career in medicine and surgery. Her efforts include organising careers events for GEM students aimed to encourage and inspire students to be the best they can, as well as supporting the Swansea Surgical Society. Farah was one of only three surgeons on The Health Service Journal’s inaugural BME Pioneers List in 2013. She is also a member of the Opportunities in Surgery Committee at the Royal College of Surgeons of England which aims to promote surgery as a career to schoolchildren, medical students and young doctors.  She was recently appointed as an Examiner by the Intercollegiate Speciality Board in Cardiothoracic Surgery and the new lead of the University Race Charter at Swansea University. 

Farah will be presented with her award at the 2015 Swansea University Graduation Ceremony on Monday 20th July.