Elected: 2011
Discipline: Clinical Sciences
Professor Brian Walker
Deputy Vice Chancellor and Professor of Medicine, Newcastle University
Brian Walker was appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor at Newcastle University in 2022, having served as Pro Vice Chancellor for Research Strategy & Resources since 2017. Previously at University of Edinburgh as Head of the BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science and Dean of Research for Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, his research targets steroid stress hormones in cardiovascular disease. A former panel chair for Wellcome Trust, BHF and UKRI and member of the Clinical Medicine sub-panel for REF2021, Brian is currently Chair of the MRC Population & Systems Medicine Board, member of MRC Strategy and Major Investments Boards, and a BHF Trustee.