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Prof. David Phoenix OBE

Professor David Andrew Phoenix, OBE, DL, DUniv, AcSS, DSc is the Vice Chancellor of London South Bank University, Chair of million+, and a member of the HEFCE Strategic Committee for Teaching Quality and the Student Experience. He was elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) for his contribution to medical research and education and recognized as an Academician by the Academy of Social Sciences for his work in areas linked to educational policy. He currently represents Universities UK on the UK Performance Indicator Steering Group.

In 2015 the Prime Minister appointed him as a trustee of the Science Museum Group. He is also a trustee of Universities UK and a Director of the National Centre for Universities and Business.

With over 250 publications, Prof. Phoenix remains a visiting professor at Kings College London and Sichuan University, China, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, The Society of Biology, The Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, and the Royal Society of Medicine. Through these later bodies he has engaged in a range of discussions regarding the skills agenda, especially related to employer requirements. In 2010 he was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to Science and Higher Education, and appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London in 2015.

Prof. Phoenix has worked extensively overseas, developing and leading on an overseas campus in Cyprus and a research institute in China. He was awarded an individual Excellence award by China’s Vice Premier in 2014 and was admitted to Order of Friendship (China) in 2016 for outstanding contribution to the country’s economic and social development.

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