Honorary Members 2023

The UK Kidney Association (UKKA) proudly announces the appointment of four distinguished individuals as honorary members following the recent Annual General Meeting held on November 1st, 2023.

These new honorary members, Professor Claire Sharpe, Karen Jenkins, Helen Hurst, and Professor Neil Sheerin, have demonstrated unparalleled commitment, leadership, and expertise in advancing nephrology both nationally and internationally.

Professor Claire Sharpe stands as a beacon of excellence in the field of nephrology, making significant contributions to medical education and research. Her comprehensive work in understanding fibrosis as a mechanism of chronic kidney damage and her advocacy for sickle cell patients affected by kidney disease have been invaluable. Professor Sharpe's leadership roles within the UKKA and her organizational prowess in global conferences underline her unparalleled dedication to the field.

Karen Jenkins, an influential figure dedicated to enhancing the representation of multi-professional teams within kidney professional organisations, has been a driving force in fostering patient safety initiatives. Her pivotal role in forming the UK Kidney Association and her continuous efforts to elevate the stature of nephrology nurses underline her exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment.

Helen Hurst, recognised for her tireless efforts in advancing the representation of multi-professional teams within kidney professional organisations, has played a pivotal role in establishing vital networks for dialysis and research development. Her instrumental role in the formation of the UK Kidney Association and her relentless commitment to research and professional development for nurses across the UK highlight her exemplary leadership.

Professor Neil Sheerin, a stalwart in nephrology, has showcased unparalleled leadership within the Renal Association and subsequently contributed significantly to the formation of the UK Kidney Association. His exceptional research contributions and leadership in complement-mediated renal diseases underscore his international reputation and commitment to advancing nephrology.

The UKKA proudly welcomes these exceptional individuals as honorary members, recognising their extraordinary contributions and unwavering dedication to advancing kidney healthcare and research.


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