ME/CFS Patrons

Professor Malcolm Hooper- Patron

Professor Emeritus of Medicinal Chemistry, Sunderland University.

hooperI obtained the following degrees from the Faculty of Medicine, University of London, B.Pharm. (1956), Ph.D. (1959). By election I received C.Chem. MRIC in 1963.

1959: Appointed Lecturer in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Sunderland Technical College.
1963: Appointed Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Sunderland Technical College.
1969 (October): Appointed Reader in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Sunderland Polytechnic.
1982 (March): Appointed Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sunderland Polytechnic.
1992 (August): Retired as Professor of Medicinal Chemistry.
1993 (September): Appointed Emeritus Professor at the University of Sunderland.

Served on Committees of the Council for National Academic Awards, CNAA, World Health Organisation, Science and Engineering Research Council.

Appointed Chief Scientific Advisor to the Gulf Veterans Association, GVA, and accepted by the Ministry of Defence as their nominee on the Independent Panel.

Member of the support Group convened at the Royal British Legion and also a member of the Depleted Uranium (DU) Oversight Board, formed in 2001. My involvement with the GWVs brought contact with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, CFS/ME, and related disorders. Gulf War Illness/Syndrome, GWI/S, has much in common with CFS/ME this resulted in my becoming a Patron of the Sunderland and South Tyneside ME/CFS Support Group.

Member of the Newcastle Research Group, which includes eminent physicians and scientists carrying out research into ME-CFS.

Associated with the Autism Research Unit, University of Sunderland, for over 20 years.

I have an active interest in environmental issues.

I have a longstanding ministry as a Christian lay leader, preacher and teacher both locally, regionally and nationally. I served on the General Synod of the Church of England from 1970-1980.