Chris Day took up the role of Vice-Chancellor and President at Newcastle University in 2017. A Consultant Hepatologist with an international reputation in medical research, he is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and was a member of the Council of the Medical Research Council (MRC) for eight years, and has also served on the Executive of the Medical Schools Council.
In October 2018, he was appointed Chair of the Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research; a national organisation which brings together publicly-funded health research funders, the NHS, life sciences industry sector, and medical research charities, to maximise the health and economic benefits arising from public investment in UK health research. Chris was Director of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre from 2007, until his appointment to the role of Pro-Vice Chancellor with Newcastle University’s Faculty of Medical Sciences.
Consultant Hepatologist Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences Previous Director of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (from 2008)