Prof Julia Buckingham to be the next Vice-Chancellor of Brunel University

09 Jan 2012
Professor Julia Buckingham

The Council of Brunel University is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Julia Buckingham as its next Vice-Chancellor and Principal. 

Professor Buckingham, currently Pro-Rector for Education and Academic Affairs at Imperial College London, will assume duties from the current Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Chris Jenks, on 1 October 2012. 

Professor Buckingham said “I am delighted to have been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Brunel and I am looking forward to building on the strengths in research and education that Professor Jenks has developed to take the University to new heights.”

Jane Kelly, Chair of Council, added that “Council is very pleased to have appointed Julia to be our next Vice-Chancellor. She was an outstanding candidate in a strong field of applicants and demonstrates the skills, commitment and enthusiasm to build on Brunel’s strengths and aspirations.”

Professor Buckingham is the first woman to be appointed as Vice-Chancellor and Principal 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). Professor Buckingham is currently President of the Society for Endocrinology and a Trustee of the Royal Institution and the Society of Biology.

An extract of her CV is appended. For further information about this matter please contact:

Andrew Kershaw
Director of External Affairs
T: 01895 274000
W: www.brunel.ac.uk

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 to date: 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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