Year James Spence Medal awarded: 1998
Forrester Cockburn was awarded the Medal in 1998. He studied at the University of Edinburgh and gained experience in hospitals in Scotland, America and Oxford. He returned to Glasgow as Samson Gemmell Professor of Child Health and later Emeritus Professor of Child Health and Senior Research Fellow. His interests lay mainly in nutrition in the newborn and premature infant.
He became Chairman of Yorkhill NHS Trust and honoured with a CBE for services to medicine and children