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Jenny Higham: Fearing Brexit damage

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3998 (Published 20 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3998

Biography

Jenny Higham has been principal of St George’s, University of London since November 2015. A would-be surgeon who was alienated by sexism in the operating theatre, she found her “tribe” in gynaecology, where being a woman was an advantage, not an excuse for banter. She spent 18 years at Imperial College’s Faculty of Medicine, latterly as vice dean for institutional affairs and director of education. She was a prime mover in the creation of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine …

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