Emeritus Professor of Bacteriology, University of Aberdeen

Hugh Pennington qualified in medicine and obtained his PhD at St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, London. After a post doctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, he worked for 10 years at the MRC Institute of Virology in Glasgow before being appointed to the Chair of Bacteriology at Aberdeen (Dean of Medicine 1987-92, Emeritus 2003). He chaired an inquiry for the Secretary of State for Scotland into the 1996 E.coli O157 outbreak in central Scotland, and the Public Inquiry into the 2005 South Wales E.coli O157 outbreak. Appointed CBE in 2013 for services to microbiology and food hygiene, he has received honorary DSc degrees from the universities of Lancaster, Strathclyde, Aberdeen and Hull, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Pathologists, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Experience

  • –present
    Emeritus Professor of Bacteriology, University of Aberdeen