Professor Simon Gaskell

Simon Gaskell graduated from the University of Bristol and took up his first research post in 1974 at the University of Glasgow before becoming Head of the Mass Spectrometry Unit at the University of Wales College of Medicine. During that period he spent a sabbatical year at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in North Carolina, USA. He returned to the USA in 1987 to become Professor of Experimental Medicine in the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Chemistry at the University of Houston from 1989.

Professor Gaskell joined UMIST as Professor of Mass Spectrometry in 1993, before becoming Head of Chemistry in 1999 and, following the merger of the two institutions, Associate Vice President for Research in the University of Manchester in 2004, and Vice President for Research in 2006. He joined Queen Mary as Principal in October 2009. He is also Chair of the Board of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), and has served as Treasurer for Universities UK, the representative organisation for UK universities, since 1 August 2012.

His research involves the development and application of state-of-the-art mass spectrometry, with particular applications in the biomedical sciences.

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Universities UK - Board member and Treasurer