He was a member of the Medical Research Council (MRC) and chairman of its Tropical Medicine Research Board, 1974-76. He was the chairman of the World Health Organization Scientific Group on Immunity to Malaria, 1976-81, and a member of the WHO expert adv. panel on malaria, 1977-89. He helped to found the Royal College of Pathologists in 1964. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society and awarded the CBE in 1978. He was on the Council of the Royal Society, 1981-83, and the Royal Society Assessor on the MRC, 1982-84.