Professor Tony Pinching
Professor Anthony J Pinching
Professor Anthony J Pinching has a long-standing interest in music, which has largely featured outside the work setting.
He was Chairman of the Barts Choral Society for seven years until 2003, with major roles in overseeing the musical management, including appointing the present conductor, and steering the programming and underpinning work.
is an amateur clarinettist (previously saxophonist), and has run two jazz groups, as well as playing in a variety of classical orchestras, jazz and military bands.
A regular concert- and opera-goer, he
has a voracious appetite for musical insights, and has developed an increasing interest in the potential cross-fertilisation with medicine and medical education.
He is an experienced clinical academic, having had a wide range of roles in teaching (immunology, medical ethics), research (HIV/AIDS, CFS/ME, clinical immunology) and management (head of department and of division; associate dean), as well as being a practicing clinician focusing on CFS/ME and, until 2003, HIV/AIDS.
devised the new SSU in Music and Medicine for the Peninsula Medical School
, as part of the wider medical humanities teaching .