Prof. Michael Arthur

Professor Michael Arthur is the new President and Provost of University College London.  He was until recently Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds and formerly Professor of Medicine (1992), Head of the School of Medicine (1998-2001) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences in Southampton (2003-04).   He is a hepatologist with research interests in liver cell biology developed initially at the University of California, San Francisco (1986-1988) and more recently as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York (2002).   Professor Arthur became a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1998.

Professor Arthur has a significant national and international profile.  He was Chair of the Advisory Group for National Specialised Services (NHS) (2010 – 2013) and he is a member of the Council of the Medical Research Council.  He is a US/UK Fulbright Commissioner and a former Chair of both the Worldwide Universities Network and the Russell Group of Universities.

Professor Arthur took up his current post on 1st September 2013.