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School of Health Sciences

Honorary Professors

An Honorary Professor is someone outside the University who has made a significant contribution to their field. They lend their expertise and support, often contributing to course delivery and development.

Lennard Funk

Len Funk

Lennard Funk is a Consultant Shoulder and Upper Limb Surgeon and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust. He specialises in keyhole and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder and elbow, as well as general upper limb surgery and trauma. His special interests include shoulder dislocations, frozen shoulder, arthritis, stiff elbows and sports injuries of the shoulder.

He says: “It is a great honour to be part of a modern and rapidly evolving, dynamic university. I have been involved with Salford University for a number of years now, collaborating with the schools of Engineering and Health Sciences. It is a privilege to be part of the team developing the postgraduate degree in Orthopaedic Management for the multidisciplinary future of healthcare.”

Lennard also lectures nationally and internationally on Shoulder Surgery, Sports Injuries and Medical Informatics. He is published widely in medical journals and a member of many international and national professional organisations.

In addition to his surgical qualifications, he is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine UK and Co-Director of the Manchester Sports Medicine Clinic.

David Sochart

David Sochart

David Sochart is Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at North Manchester General Hospital Arthroplasty Unit, specialising in lower limb arthroplasty, minimally invasive techniques and the management of arthritis in young patients. He was previously Consultant at Princess Mary Rose Orthopaedic Hospital in Edinburgh and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

David says: “It’s a great honour to be invited to work with the rest of the team. It provides the chance to get more involved in training and research and establish further links with other universities as well as internationally. I’m also interested in developing multidisciplinary training which is accessible to junior and senior orthopaedic medics, physiotherapists and other health care professionals.”

David lectures both nationally and internationally and has been invited to operate abroad in countries such as India, Hong Kong and Korea. He has published over 70 articles in peer review journals and has contributed chapters to text books. He is also interested in research and education and regularly hosts conferences both in the UK and abroad.

David is Vice Chairman of the British Medical Association (BMA) for Manchester and Salford, and Regional Co-ordinator for the National Joint Registry.