Zienkiewicz Lecture 2023

Swansea University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering will hosted its seventh Zienkiewicz Lecture on 22 November, 6 pm at the National Waterfront Museum.

The guest speaker Professor Lord Darzi, OM, KBE, PC, FRS, delivered a lecture entitled ‘Health Care Transformation through Science and Technology’.

Guest Speaker Professor Lord Darzi

Guest Speaker Professor Lord Darzi, OM, KBE, PC, FRS

We are delighted to welcome Professor Lord Darzi Principal OM, KBE, PC, FRS and Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London and holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery, as guest speaker of the 2023 Zienkiewicz Lecture.

He is a Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Lord Darzi is Chair of the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative, Course Director, NHS Digital Health Leadership Programme and Chair for the Pre-emptive Medicine and Health Security Initiative at Flagship Pioneering UK.

Professor Darzi leads a large multidisciplinary academic and policy research team, publishing over 1,500 peer-reviewed research papers focused on convergence science across engineering, physical and data sciences, specifically in the areas of robotics, sensing, imaging and digital and AI technologies. He is Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and past president of the British Science Association.

In 2002, Professor Darzi was knighted for his services to medicine and surgery, and in 2007 was introduced as Lord Darzi of Denham to the UK’s House of Lords as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health. He has been a member of His Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council since 2009 and was awarded the Order of Merit in 2016.

Each year we hold a Zienkiewicz Lecture where we welcome a guest speaker from industry and host a formal dinner in Swansea.

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