The Royal College of Pathologists has announced that Professor Tim Helliwell is one of three newly elected Vice-Presidents taking up office this month. He has special responsibility for the “Learning” portfolio.
Professor Helliwell graduated from the University of Cambridge and the Royal London Hospital, and trained in histopathology in Liverpool where he has been a Consultant since 1984 with special interests in head and neck pathology and musculo-skeletal pathology. He is currently Clinical Director for Cellular Pathology in Liverpool Clinical Laboratories, based at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. Professor Helliwell has broad clinical academic experience in research, with over 125 peer reviewed publications, and is associate editor for head and neck pathology for the journal Histopathology. He has been closely involved with the organisation and delivery of pathology for the undergraduate medical and dental curricula in Liverpool for over 30 years, is actively involved in postgraduate pathology training and assessment and is the lead examiner for the part 2 F.R.C.Path. examination in Liverpool.
Professor Helliwellhas served The Royal College of Pathologists in variety of roles over the last 18 years including Chair of the Cancer Services Working Group, as an elected member of Council and education lead for the Cellular Pathology Speciality Advisory Committee. He is author or co-author of several College guidance documents, most recently those considering the quality of histopathology services and key performance indicators. He has also developed programmes for College conferences and symposia.
As Vice-President for Learning, Professor Helliwell aims to ensure a consistently high quality for the College curricula and examinations, and to continue the developments in e-Learning and digital pathology.