Julia Buckingham

Brunel Vice-Chancellor Professor Julia Buckingham

Professor Julia Buckingham took up her post as Brunel University London’s Vice-Chancellor and President on 1 October 2012.

Professor Buckingham joined Brunel from Imperial College London, where she was Pro-Rector for Education and Academic Affairs. Professor Buckingham is the first woman to be appointed as Vice-Chancellor and President at Brunel.

Prior to her career at Imperial College London, where she has held the posts of Professor of Pharmacology, Head of the Division of Neuroscience and Mental Health and College Dean for Non-Clinical Medicine, Professor Buckingham was employed at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, University of London, as Professor of Pharmacology, Head of the Department of Pharmacology and Assistant Dean (Preclinical).

A specialist in Pharmacology, Professor Buckingham is currently a Trustee of the Royal Institution and the Society of Biology, and Chairman (designate) of SCORE.

Brief CV

Education

1960-1968: St Mary's School, Calne, Wilts

1968-1971: University of Sheffield

1972-1974: University of London (Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine)

2008-2009: London Business School (Accelerated Development Programme)

Degrees

1971: BSc (Class 1), Zoology, University of Sheffield

1974: PhD Pharmacology, University of London

1987: DSc University of London

Honours/Awards

1974: Legg Award for PhD thesis

1994: Society for Endocrinology: Society Medal

1994: British Pharmacological Society: Gaddum Memorial Award

1995: Fellow: Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

2004: Fellow: British Pharmacological Society

2007: Fellow: Higher Education Academy

2009: Fellow: City and Guilds Institute

2009: British Pharmacological Society: AstraZeneca, Women in Pharmacology Prize

2009: Fellow: Society of Biology

2011: Honorary Member, British Society for Neuroendocrinology

Posts held

1971-1972: Research Assistant: Department of Pharmacology, Glaxo Laboratories Ltd 

1972-1974: Postgraduate Research Student: Department of Pharmacology, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London

1974-1980: Research Fellow/Hon Lecturer: Neuroendocrine Unit, Department of Pharmacology, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London 

1980-1987: Senior Lecturer: Academic Department of Pharmacology, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London 

1988-1997: Professor of Pharmacology/Head Department of Pharmacology: Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, University of London

1992-1997: Assistant Dean (Preclinical): Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, University of London

1997-2003: Professor of Pharmacology, Head, Department of Neuroendocrinology, Deputy Head, Division of Neuroscience and Psychological Medicine: Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London

2000-2003: College Dean for Non-Clinical Medicine: Imperial College London

2003-2007: Head, Division of Neuroscience and Mental Health and Professor of Pharmacology: Imperial College London 

2007-2010: Pro-Rector (Education) and Head of the College Centre for Integrative Mammalian Physiology and Pharmacology, Imperial College London

2010-2012: Pro-Rector (Education and Academic Affairs) and Head of the College Centre for Integrative Mammalian Physiology and Pharmacology, Imperial College London

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