Honorary Fellowship - Amma Kyei-Mensah

Congratulations to Dr Amma Kyei-Mensah (1973-1979, Sidney Lodge) who was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Queens' College Cambridge this year. 

She was one of the first female intake to Queens' in 1980.  She went up with two CLC friends, Sally Boyle (Cambray) and Heather Claridge (Bunwell).  In the intervening 38 years, no woman was awarded an Honorary Fellowship.

This year, five female Honorary Fellowships were awarded for the first time (also two male Honorary Fellowships) and Amma was one of them.  She hopes this will be an inspiration to others like her. 

The photo, taken by Queens' College Cambridge, shows the 5 female Honorary Fellows after the ceremony on 27th June 2018. (Back L-R Emily Maitlis, Dr Pippa Wells, Front L-R Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Professor Naomi Segal and Dr Amma Kyei-Mensah)

For more photos of the event, see the Queens' College Flickr account.

Professor Lisa Hall, the College’s Vice-President, said:

As the longest-serving female Fellow at Queens’, I’m delighted that, with the election of our first female Honorary Fellows, we are celebrating the heritage of Queens’ women across nearly four decades and recognising their individual achievements. I am sure that their stories will inspire our current and future students, as well as the Fellows of the College.

Best known to her Queens' contemporaries for her sporting prowess, Dr Amma Kyei-Mensah (1980) was the College's first female Blue, and the first woman from Queens' to captain a University team. Alongside this Amma found time to complete her medical training, and has gone on to build a distinguished career. 

She is Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Whittington Hospital, teaches at University College London medical school’s Whittington campus, and has published pioneering research in pelvic ultrasound scanning.