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Sir Michael Bond

Born 1936, England.

A leading psychiatrist, who with Bryan Jennett, created the Glasgow Outcome Scale.

Connection to the University of Glasgow: Faculty Dean, Honorary Graduate, Professor, Vice-Principal
GU Degree: DUniv, 2001;

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The following achievement is associated with Sir Michael Bond:

Developing the Glasgow Outcome Scale
Bryan Jennett and Michael Bond's Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS) is the most widely used scale for assessing patient outcome after a serious head injury.


The following honours are associated with this person:


Sir Michael Bond was Professor of Psychological Medicine at the University from 1973 to 1998. He was Vice-Principal from 1986 to 1997 and Administrative Dean in the Faculty of Medicine, 1991 to 1997. He was made a Doctor of the University in 2001.

Bond studied at the University of Sheffield, graduating MB, ChB in 1961. He spent two years undertaking research there before he was awarded an MD with commendation in 1964 and joined the Department of Psychiatry. He was awarded a PhD in 1971.

In 1967, Bond came to Glasgow join the staff of the Institute of Neurological Sciences. He became a lecturer in Neurosurgery in 1971 and in 1973 was appointed to the University's Chair of Psychological Medicine as successor to T Ferguson Rodger.

Bond is an authority on the psychological aspects of pain and on the social and psychological consequences of severe brain injury. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1969, Foundation Fellow of Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1981, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1992, a Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1998, and a Fellow of Royal College of Anaesthetists (Honorary) 1999. He was knighted in 1995 for his services to medicine.

As well as becoming a Doctor of the University in 2001 he also received an honorary DSc from Leicester University in 1996. He served as President of the following medical societies: British Pain Society from 1999-2001, International Association for the Study of Pain from 2002-2005, and the British Pain Society (Interim) from 2009-2010.

Bond also became involved with a number of charitable organisations and served as Chairman of the Head Injuries Trust for Scotland from 1988-1999. He was a member of the Council of the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice from 1997-2002, and has been Vice President of St Andrews Ambulance Association since 2001.