Ali Syed MBE

I was a Clinical Scientist (medical physicist in old terminology) for 35 years during my working life. Now retired. I was awarded an MBE By the Queen in 2004 for my community work in Scotland.

Was a candidate at the 1997 General Election for Labour in the Argyle and Bute Constituency – a traditional Liberal constituency – but increased the Labour vote by 13%.

While working as a Clinical Scientist at Western Infirmary, Glasgow I was a Nalgo (Unison) Representative on the Administration Committee. I was responsible for making the Western Infirmary a ‘No Smoking Zone’ in the 1970s. This was later expanded to all the other hospitals in the Greater Glasgow Health Board. This became a policy initially for all Scottish hospitals and eventually nationally in the UK in the 1980s. In the 1990s I was responsible in standardising Electron Therapy dose in collaboration with my colleague John Law of Edinburgh Western General Hospital and also in Nuclear Medicine for Radio-iodine131 therapy. This was extended to USA, Canada and European countries and eventually the whole world.

Ali Syed Scotland
Ali Syed Scotland

Ali Syed born 18 November 1934 died 25 August 2014