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President and Vice-Chancellor

Professor Ian Greer

As Chair of University Executive Board, the Vice-Chancellor has responsibility for:

  • Chief Academic and Administrative Officer of the University
  • Chair of University Executive Board
  • Chair of Academic Council

Professor Ian Greer was appointed as President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast on 1 August 2018.

A graduate of the University of Glasgow, Professor Greer became a Research Fellow at the Department of Medicine, Glasgow in 1982 and became a lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Edinburgh in 1987.

He returned to the University of Glasgow in 1991 as Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and held the Muirhead Chair of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from 1991 until 2000. He became Regius Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2001, and Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Medicine in 2003.

In 2007, he was appointed Dean of the Hull York Medical School before moving to the University of Liverpool in 2010 where he was Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and Provost for Research from 2013. He joined the University of Manchester in 2015, where he was Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, Director of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC), and Chair of the Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA), a cross sector collaboration of eight Universities and NHS partners.

Professor Greer’s clinical practice and research focuses on medical disorders in pregnancy, and women's vascular health, particularly in relation to haemostasis and thrombosis.

Professor Greer is also Chair of the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform Board. He was a member of the UK Government’s Office for Life Sciences Industrial Strategy Board that developed the UK’s Life Sciences Industrial Strategy, that was published in August 2017.

In addition, he is Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board at the UK Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Development Centre.


Vice-Chancellor's Office,
Queen's University,
Belfast BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland

Vice-Chancellor's Executive Personal Assistant
Mrs Louise McGrath (0)28 9097 5130