Dr Amy Hughes MBE
5 January 2016
Dr Amy Hughes has been appointed the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to humanitarian and emergency medicine.
Dr Hughes led the first wave of NHS volunteers for the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone and was named the UK's 200th Point of Light by Prime Minister David Cameron in 2015. In 2011 she dedicated seven months to running a hospital in northern Sri Lanka with Médecins Sans Frontières in the aftermath of the civil war. In 2013 when Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, she deployed as part of the UK medical team to support the relief efforts. Clinically she works part time as an Emergency Medicine specialist at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.
Dr Hughes will be giving the University's Star Lecture on Health Care in Humanitarian Emergencies on 3 March 2016.
- Find out more about the Star Lecture on Health Care in Humanitarian Emergencies and register online
- Read Dr Hughes' post "Why I'm going to Africa to tackle Ebola"