Adrian Dixon

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Adrian Dixon
Adrian Dixon in Cambridge 2011.jpg
Born 5 February 1948 (1948-02-05) (age 69)
Cambridge, UK
Education Cambridge University, King's College, Cambridge,Uppingham
Medical career
Profession Academic, Former Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge
Institutions Cambridge University, Great Ormond Street Hospital and St Bartholomew's Hospital
Specialism Radiology
Research Radiology

Adrian Kendal Dixon FRCR, FRCP, FRCS, FMedSci (born 1948) was the Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge.[1] until 30 June 2016. He is now closely involved in the University of Cambridge administration, both at home and abroad.

Dixon was educated at the University of Cambridge and the Uppingham in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. In 2014 he was awarded the gold medal of the European Society of Radiology.[2]

Early life[edit]

Dixon was born in Cambridge, where he is now Emeritus Professor of Radiology at the University of Cambridge and Honorary Consultant Radiologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital. The son of a long-standing Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, Kendal Dixon, and the grandson of Henry Horatio Dixon, he was educated at Uppingham and King's College, Cambridge where he studied medicine, graduating in 1969 before undertaking clinical medical studies at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London.

Career and Academia[edit]

Dixon pursued medicine in Nottingham, obtaining MRCP in 1974 (proceeding FRCP 1991), before specialising in radiology. After periods in paediatric radiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital and in computed tomography (CT) at St Bartholomew's Hospital, he became a lecturer at the University of Cambridge's Department of Radiology in 1979 and was elected as a Fellow of Peterhouse in 1986. In 1994 he became Professor of Radiology at the university, and remains Emeritus Professor and an Honorary Consultant Radiologist. He was appointed editor-in-chief of European Radiology in 2007, completing a 6-year term in 2013.

University of Cambridge (Peterhouse)

Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge[edit]

He was elected Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge (the oldest college of the University of Cambridge) from 2008. After several years as Master of the ancient college, Dixon stepped down from the position on 30 June 2016.[1]. He remains active within the University of Cambridge administration and is still closely involved with Peterhouse. In addition to serving as Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge, Dixon is a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR), the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) and the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci).[3] In 2014 he was awarded the gold medal of the European Society of Radiology.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Professor Adrian Dixon". Peterhouse Website. 
  2. ^ a b "Gold Medallists ECR 2014". European Society of Radiology. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  3. ^ "Kudos to a long-serving ESR dignitary" (PDF). European Society of Radiology. 2008. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
The Lord Wilson of Tillyorn
Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge
2008 – 2016
Succeeded by
Bridget Kendall