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Number in brackets to the right-hand side of a Council member's name indicates length of continuous service in years, up to and including the 2016-17 session. Length of service is not indicated for ex officio or student members, or for observers.

The Chair is appointed from among the Council's Appointed Members for a term of office to be determined by the Council. The term of office of the Chair shall not normally exceed five years.

Ex Officio

President and Provost

Professor Michael Arthur

Professor Michael Arthur

Ex officio member of Council (President and Provost) – since 2013

Professor Michael Arthur is the President and Provost of UCL. He was previously Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds and prior to that, Professor of Medicine (1992), Head of the School of Medicine (1998-2001) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences at the University of Southampton (2003-04). He is a hepatologist with research interests in liver cell biology developed initially at the University of California, San Francisco (1986-1988) and more recently as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York (2002). Professor Arthur became a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1998.

Professor Arthur has a significant national and international profile.  He was Chair of the Advisory Group for National Specialised Services (NHS) (2010 – 2013) and until recently a member of the Council of the Medical Research Council.  He is also a former US/UK Fulbright Commissioner, and former Chair of both the Worldwide Universities Network and the Russell Group of Universities.

Professor Arthur took up his current post on 1st September 2013.

Education Officer, Students' Union

Ms Sarah Al-Aride

Ex officio student sabbatical member of Council – since 2017

Sarah Al-Aride

Sarah Al-Aride is a UCL graduate from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies with a BA in Economics and Business with East European Studies. She is currently the Education Officer and a member of the Board of Trustees of Student’s Union UCL.

It is the responsibility of the Education officer to represent the academic needs of UCL students. This involves ensuring student representation is present and effective at all levels as well as campaigning for changes which reflect the best interests of students.

During her time at UCL, she has been involved with voluntarily organisations on campus and within her local community, particularly educational charities which work to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Democracy, Operations and Community Officer, Students' Union

Mr Mohammad Hamza Jamshaid

Ex officio student sabbatical member of Council – since 2017

Hamza Jamshaid

Hamza Jamshaid is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and has been here for four years. Hamza was involved actively throughout his undergraduate programme in societies, which developed his interest in getting involved in the Students’ Union. This lead to Hamza running for office in his final year, and his current remit includes oversight of the policy and governance of the Union, Operations which includes finance, HR, IT, spaces and services and finally accommodation too.


Eleven members (not employees of UCL or students), appointed by Council:

Mr Dominic Blakemore (2)

External member of Council since 2015

Dominic Blakemore

Dominic Blakemore was appointed Group Finance Director for Compass Group PLC in April 2012. Mr Blakemore was previously Chief Financial Officer of Igloo Foods Group Limited, which he joined in October 2010 from Cadbury Plc, where he was Europe Finance and Strategy Director. He had previously held senior finance roles as Corporate Finance Director and Group Financial Controller at Cadbury, and was a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mr Blakemore’s current external appointments include Non-executive Director of Shire Plc and Chair of the Audit Committee.

Dr Andrew Gould (2)

External member of Council since 2015

Andrew Gould

Andrew Gould is a leading figure in the real estate and built environment sector. He was awarded his PhD in economic geography at St John’s College Cambridge and afterwards helped launch Segal Quince & Partners, the Cambridge-based economic and management consultancy. He has a Corporate Finance Diploma from London Business School. His career has blended client advice and strategy in real estate and urban development with executive business leadership at a high level. He advised on many of the major development and regeneration projects in London and other European cities. He is now a principal in Genr8 Developments, a leading urban regeneration investment and development company, delivering sustainable urban renewal projects in UK cities. He was formerly UK Chief Executive of Jones Lang LaSalle, where he led the successful merger with King Sturge, one of the largest ever mergers in the sector.

He is Chairman of the UK Green Building Council, a membership-based charity with 400+ members drawn from the full spectrum of the built environment sector. Its mission is to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment by transforming the way it is planned, designed, constructed, maintained and operated.

He is a Fellow of Hughes Hall, Cambridge; and a member of the Cambridge Land Economy Advisory Board. He Chairs the Investor & Developer Group of the London-Cambridge-Stansted Corridor initiative – a Government-backed partnership to accelerate economic growth in the region.

Dame DeAnne Julius (Chair) (3)

External member of Council - since 2014

Dame DeAnne Julius

Dame DeAnne has been chair of UCL Council since 1st October 2014. She is the former chairman of the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House and was a founder member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England. Her international experience was gained as Economic Advisor at the World Bank where she worked on East African and Asian countries. She has also been chief economist at Shell and at British Airways. In her non-executive career she has served on the boards of global companies including BP, Roche, Lloyds Bank, Deloitte and Jones Lang LaSalle. In addition to her corporate experience, Dame DeAnne has led independent reviews for the UK government on banking consumer codes and public sector outsourcing.

She earned a Ph.D in economics from the University of California and has honorary doctorates from four British universities. In 2001 she was awarded the CBE for services to Monetary Policy and in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List she was made a Dame for services to International Relations.

Ms Nahid Majid (3)

External member of Council - since 2014

Nahid Majid

Nahid Majid is a Town Planner/Urban Designer who has led on the development and delivery of major capital and economic projects within the UK and internationally. She has worked across the public and private sectors, leading on large scale infrastructure projects including City Challenge programmes (Spitalfields) and The Prince of Wales Foundation for Built Environment on Urban Renaissance, before joining the private sector as Associate Director of Regeneration at Turner and Townsend Construction Management leading on sustainable place making. She was a member of the Legacy Working Group for the winning London Olympic 2012 bid, and was identified as one of the top 20 UK Planners in 2012 Planning Magazine.

Nahid went from the construction industry into Government as Director of Area Initiatives, leading on the £70 million UK City Strategy Pathfinders. She represented London in the allocation of £60 million European Structural Funds with the Government Office for London and the European Commission in Brussels, and was Director of Programmes for The Mayor’s Fund for London.

Prior to joining UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), Nahid was Director of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). She joined UKTI in April 2013 as Chief Operating Officer and set up a new Regeneration Investment Organisation, announced by the Prime Minister, which aims to provide a credible pipeline of UK regeneration opportunities to market to sovereign wealth funds and overseas investors. She is now Strategic Investment Advisor for Trust Estates, Cadogan Estates.

Nahid has chaired a number of Government Working Groups and is an active volunteer and mentor.

Ms Lindsay Nicholson (3)

External member of Council - since 2014

Lindsay Nicholson

Lindsay Nicholson studied Astronomy & Physics at UCL but it was her work on the student newspaper Pi that landed her a place on the Mirror Group Newspaper Training Scheme. She moved to magazines working on Woman, Woman’s Own and Honey and was part of the original launch team of Best and became editor of Prima in 1995, going on to launch Prima Baby and Your Home.

In 1999 she was head-hunted to become Editor-in-Chief of Good Housekeeping and in 2006 became the National Magazine Company's first ever Editorial Director.

In this newly created role she worked across the entire portfolio on titles as diverse as Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Reveal.

At the end of 2008, Lindsay returned to Good Housekeeping as Editorial Director, where she has overseen the expansion of the GHI and the launch of www.goodhousekeeping.co.uk.

During her career Lindsay has won almost every major industry Award including the BSME Mark Boxer Llifetime Achievement Award and has twice been named PPA Editor of the Year.

Lord (John) Sharkey (-)

External member of Council – since 2017

Lord John Sharkey

John Sharkey has spent most of his commercial life in communications businesses. He was joint managing director of Saatchi and Saatchi UK, founded and ran his own advertising agency and was chair of various other communications and recruitment enterprises. He became strategic communications advisor to Nick Clegg in 2007 and was chair of the Liberal Democrat’s General Election campaign in 2010 and of the 2011 Fairer Votes campaign. He is Chair of the Hansard Society, a Governor of the Institute for Government, a founding director of the financial services think-tank New City Agenda Ltd and a director of the not-for-profit fact checking organisation, Full Fact Ltd. He is also chair of the Association of Medical Research Charities and Chair of the Specialised Healthcare Alliance. He is a member of the House of Lords and of its Economic Affairs Select Committee.              

Mr Philip Sturrock MBE (3)

External member of Council – since 2015

Philip Sturrock

Philip Sturrock joined UCL Council following the merger of with the Institute of Education in December 2014. He was formerly a member of IoE Council and Chair of its Finance and General Purposes Committee. He read Modern History at Oxford and has an MBA from the Manchester Business School.

Mr Sturrock’s professional career has been in book publishing. He has been CEO of IBIS information Services, Pitman Books, Routledge, Cassell and Continuum. In 1994 he led the IPO of Cassell on the London Stock Exchange before selling it to Hachette in 1998.

Following his publishing career he has been Chair of the United St Saviour’s Charity in Southwark, Chair of the Wandle Housing Association and Chair of Governors at Queen Mary’s Grammar School in Walsall. In addition he has been a member of the Industrial Development Advisory Board at the Department of Business and the Investment Panel of the British Business Bank. He is a Trustee of the Southwark Cathedral Development Fund, having lived in Southwark before moving to Dorset.

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 2014 he was appointed MBE for “services to business, charity and community in SE London.”

Mr Justin Turner QC (-)

External member of Council – since 2017

Justin Turner

Justin Turner is a barrister in private practice who specialises in patent law and other commercial disputes of a technical nature. After graduating from the Royal Veterinary College he spent a short spell in practice before studying for a PhD in immunology at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. His modest accomplishments at the bench led him to abandon his cell cultures for a career in law.  Justin was formerly a member of the Gene Therapy Advisory Committee (GTAC) and a board member UK Anti-Doping.

Baroness Jo Valentine (Vice Chair) (3)

External member of Council - since 2014

Jo Valentine

Baroness Valentine joined London First in 1997 as Managing Director, becoming Chief Executive in 2003. Her role centres on representing to national and local government the most pressing issues affecting London’s leading businesses.

Prior to London First, Jo Valentine worked in corporate finance and planning at Barings and BOC Group. She established and ran ‘The Blackburn Partnership’, a public-private regeneration partnership, in 1988. She was a National Lottery Commissioner from 2000 to 2005.

She became a Crossbench Peer in October 2005 and contributes frequently to debates, mainly on economic and competitiveness issues. Baroness Valentine is a Non-Executive Director of Peabody, a member of the HS2 Board, and an Honorary Fellow of St Hugh’s College Oxford and of Birkbeck College. She holds honorary degrees from the University of London and Roehampton.

Ms Sarah Whitney (1)

External member of Council - since 2017

Sarah Whitney

Sarah is a Chartered Accountant and real estate specialist.  She advises clients in the built and natural assets sector on real estate, economics, finance and investment issues. In a 30-year career, Sarah has worked with national governments, local authorities, banks, universities, property developers, and major corporates and investors, both in the UK and internationally.

Sarah’s executive career was spent at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she was a corporate finance partner; at DTZ (now Cushman & Wakefield), where she was head of the Consulting & Research business and served on the DTZ Global Executive Committee; and at CBRE, where she headed the Government & Infrastructure team and served on the UK board. More recently, Sarah was one of the founder directors of Metro Dynamics, a specialist consultancy focused on the application of data analytics to city growth and development.

Sarah is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge where she teaches Planning, Growth and Regeneration at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.  She is also a Trustee of the Land Trust, where she chairs the Audit Committee.


Three Professors elected by and from among the professorial members of Academic Board:

Professor Lucie Clapp (2)

Elected professorial member of Council since 2015

Lucie Clapp

Lucie Clapp is Professor of Vascular Physiology at the UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science. She received her degree in Pharmacology from Bristol University and her PhD from St Georges' Hospital Medical School, London. She was a postdoctoral fellow and Instructor in Physiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (1985-1988) before returning and working in the Pharmacology Department at St Thomas' Hospital, London. She joined the UCL Division of Medicine in 1996, was appointed Reader in 2002 and Professor in 2006.

She has served as a postgraduate tutor for several years at UCL and has shown leadership in teaching by creating and directing undergraduate courses and co-organising PhD programmes.

Professor Clapp has won numerous awards and accolades for her research on the biophysical and functional properties of ion channels, including the Howard Sprague Fellowship from the American Heart Association (AHA), Welcome Trust Career Development Award and two Senior Fellowships from the Medical Research Council. She was elected Fellow of the AHA in 2001, Fellow of the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute in 2010, Fellow of the Society of Biology in 2011 and served as editor for British Journal of Pharmacology (2009-2015).

A central theme of more recent research has been the development of novel treatments and biomarkers for pulmonary arterial hypertension. For two decades, Professor Clapp has collaborated with several Pharma and USA Biotech companies in this field and been invited to speak around the world in advisory, scientific and medical educational roles.

Professor Annette Dolphin (2)

Elected professorial member of Council since 2016

Professor Annette Dolphin

Annette Dolphin received her BA in Natural Sciences (Biochemistry) from the University of Oxford and her PhD from University of London, Institute of Psychiatry. She then held postdoctoral fellowships at the College de France in Paris, and at

Yale University, before returning to UK to the National Institute for Medical Research, London; followed by a lectureship in the Pharmacology Department of St. George’s Hospital Medical School, London University. She was appointed Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London University in 1990, and moved to University College London in 1997. She is Professor of Pharmacology in the Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology at UCL. She was elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1999, and the Royal Society in 2015. She is currently a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator, and leads a research group working in the field of neuronal voltage-gated calcium channels, and their involvement in a number of diseases.

Professor Patrick Haggard (-)

Elected professorial member of Council since 2017

Professor Patrick Haggard

Patrick Haggard is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, and works at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience on Queen Square. His research interests include the psychological and neural mechanisms of human volition, and the sensory basis of self-awareness. His research methods typically involve experimental measurements of conscious experience, and physiological measurements of its possible neural correlates. His research has been funded by multiple UK research councils, European Research Council, Leverhulme Trust, Wellcome Trust, several private foundations and by major companies. He was awarded the International Jean Nicod Prize in 2016, and the Evens Foundation Science Prize in 2017. He leads a research group of 15 people, and has a special interest in mentoring and progression of early career researchers. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and trustee and treasurer of the Experimental Psychology Society.

Three non-professorial academic staff elected by and from among the elected non-professorial academic staff members of Academic Board:

Dr Martin Fry (4)

Elected non-professorial member of Council – since 2013

Martin Fry

Dr Fry, Lecturer in Medical Electronics in the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at UCL, was educated at: UCL (BSc(Eng) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering 1985); the Medical College of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London (MSc in Medical Electronics and Physics, 1986), and the University of Exeter (PhD in Physics, 1990). His interest in health-related applications of science and engineering was formed through a childhood spent tinkering with electronics and growing up with an elder brother who has cerebral palsy. This interest was further focused as an undergraduate when he became critically ill with meningococcal septicaemia and associated complications. He has held the following appointments: NHS Medical Physicist, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital (1986-1987); Energy Scientist, Centre for Energy and the Environment, University of Exeter (1990-1992); Arthritis and Rheumatism Council funded Research Fellow, MRI Group, Department of Physics, University of Exeter (1992-1995); Research Associate, Medical Electronics Group, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Bristol (1995-1997); Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Biophysics, Bristol Royal Infirmary (1995-1997); Wellcome Trust funded Senior Research Fellow, Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering at UCL (1997-2000). He was the first recipient of the J A Lodge Award for Engineering in Medicine, awarded by the IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers) which in 2006 became the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology).

In 2014 Dr Fry was one of the 20 founding members of the UCL Staff Disability Forum launching the enable@ucl network in 2015 to exchange ideas and raise awareness of disability equality.

Dr Hynek Pikhart (-)

Elected non-professorial member of Council – since 2017

Hynek Pikhart

Hynek Pikhart is a Reader in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics. He gained his MSc at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic in 1993. In 1995 he obtained a Masters in Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. In 2000 he successfully finished his PhD in Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL and has worked in the department since 1999.

His current research focuses on determinants of health in countries of Central and Eastern Europe particularly using The Health, Alcohol and Psychosocial factors In Eastern Europe (HAPIEE) Study. His work includes research on the measurement of socioeconomic position in relation to various health outcomes, analysing and explaining the role of psychosocial factors in health, and explaining social variations in health in several countries undergoing social and economic transformation.  

He represents UCL at the Horizon2020 funded Euro-Healthy project and he coordinated UCL part of the recently completed EU-SANCO funded INEQ-CITIES project and EU-FP7 funded DRIVERS project with focus on early social determinants of health and development of children and young adolescents. Hynek is one of the directors of the MSc Population Health and UCL Summer School in Population and Public Health.

Professor Andrew Wills (1)

Elected non-professorial member of Council – since 2016


Andrew Wills is Professor in Physical Materials Chemistry at UCL. He joined UCL as a Royal Society Senior Research Fellow in 2002, following undergraduate studies at Oxford University, a Ph.D. from Edinburgh University and positions at McMaster University, the Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Grenoble - Commissariat à l'énergie atomique (CENG-CEA), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), and the Institut Max von Laue-Paul Langevin (ILL). His research interests are focussed on discovering new magnetic properties and new states of matter. This field crosses the traditional disciplines of chemistry and physics and brings together symmetry theory, materials synthesis, physical property measurement, and research software engineering. Within UCL Dr Wills has worked on several of UCL’s standing committees and helped UCL realise its programmes for research-based learning and staff development, the Connected Curriculum and ARENA. His commitment to education has been recognised by a Senior Fellowship from the HEA and 2 Provost’s Teaching Awards, and his research has won several national awards, including the Times Higher Education Research Project of the Year. (2010). 

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