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Published: 03 October 2016

Surrey alumnus awarded Honorary Fellowship for contribution to pathology and healthcare

Medical Biochemistry alumnus Christopher Johnson, who graduated in 1981, has been awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists by the College Council in recognition of his contribution to pathology and healthcare over many years.

Honorary Fellowship is the highest honour that the College bestows on individuals and the number of such individuals is strictly limited. 

Christopher has spent his whole career in various aspects of healthcare and has lived and worked in in a number of countries, including the UK, Japan and far-east, Czech Republic, Poland and North Africa.

He has dedicated much of his free time to voluntary and charity work mainly, but not exclusively, in healthcare. This has included School and Foundation Trust Governor, Vice-Chair and Trustee of a Suffolk Mental Health Charity (Suffolk Mind), Vice-Chair of the Suffolk Institute of Directors, Princes Trust and Chambers of Commerce Mentor for young entrepreneurs and Member of the Suffolk Healthy Ambitions executive team, whose ambition is to make Suffolk the healthiest county in the UK by 2020.

Christopher currently runs two companies: Meritas Consulting Ltd where he is the founding Director and CEO providing interim, consulting, advisory, mentoring and coaching services in healthcare; and Lead2improve Community Interest Company where he is Director General - a charitable organisation established in 2013 with two fellow clinical pathologists to deliver leadership training to the medical profession in Africa and the developing world.

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