Flower, Roderick: transcript of an audio interview (14-Apr-2016)
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Interview with Professor Roderick Flower, conducted by Professor Tilli Tansey, for the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, 16 April 2016, in the School of History, Queen Mary University of London. Transcribed by Mrs Debra Gee, and edited by Professor Tilli Tansey and Dr Apostolos Zarros. The project management and the technical support were undertaken by Mr Adam Wilkinson and Mr Alan Yabsley, respectively. Professor Roderick Flower PhD DSc FMedSci FRS FRSB HonFBPhS HonLLD HonDSc (b. 1945) trained as a physiologist at Sheffield University, subsequently receiving a PhD in Experimental Pharmacology from the University of London and a DSc in 1985. After 12 years working in industry at the Wellcome Foundation, he left to take the Chair of Pharmacology at the University of Bath in 1985. In 1990 he returned to London to establish a new Unit at the William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. During this time he was Head, on a part-time basis, of the Clinical Pharmacology Department, and was President of the British Pharmacological Society (2000-2003).