We regret to report the death of Professor Brian Prichard, the Chairman of the Institute of Alcohol Studies from its foundation in 1981.

Professor Prichard qualified in medicine at St George’s Hospital and became a consultant physician. Later he became Emeritus Professor of Clinical Pharmacology.

Born in Wandsworth, he was first elected to Wandsworth Council in 1964, and in 2009 became the fourth member of his family to take up the post of Mayor in south west London.  Professor Prichard was a founder member of the Conservative Medical Association.

He was awarded the CBE in 1996.