Meet the Governor: Dr Huyam Abdelsalam
February 18, 2020

Dr Huyam Abdelsalam

I was appointed as a governor in October 2019. I have lived in North Wales since 2016 and have found the area and school to be a warm, welcoming community.

My daughter, Siham, joined Rydal Penrhos school at reception class in 2016 and is very settled and happy in her class. Also my niece Salma, who lives with me,  joined the sixth form this year.

I as a parent and new governor I believe that “Education is the passport for the future. For tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”. And by investing in education we are investing on our children’s future.

Being a governor and part of a like-minded group of governors helps ensure that the school continues creating an ideal environment where pupils will continue to get the high quality education and personal development that our children continue to receive to set them up for life beyond Rydal Penrhos School.

I graduated as a doctor from the University of Khartoum, Sudan. I had worked in a lot of hospitals during postgraduate training and specialization in London, the North West, the West Midlands  and settled as a consultant Histopathologist in North Wales.

I also hold a postgraduate certificate in Medical education, from the University of Bangor.

I am a consultant histopathologist at Glan Clwyd hospital. My main job is to examine tissue biopsies or surgical resection under the microscope to identify cancer cells or any disease.

I love teaching and training and managed last year to commence a training programme for junior doctors in North Wales to specialise in histopathology as an educational supervisor for trainee doctors in my specialty.

I also undertake post-mortem examination for HMC coroners in North Wales.

As a family we love cruising on our old motorboat on very short trips in the nice spring/summer weather, embracing the beauty of North Wales.

We have a cat (Ned), two rabbits (Atikus and Bethan) and two budgy birds (Blueberry and Pineapple). And still my daughter is asking for more pets!