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Ian Scott

UCL Grand Challenges

  • Principal Facilitator – Dr Ian Scott: +44 (0)20 7679 8583 (internal x28583)
  • Personal Assistant to Dr Scott – Kasia Diez: +44 (0)20 7679 8585 (internal x28585)

Ian Scott is Principal Facilitator for the UCL Grand Challenges programme. His main responsibility is to coordinate and develop UCL’s university-wide initiative in creating and delivering innovative cross-disciplinary activity within four societally-directed institutional ‘Grand Challenges’: Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Intercultural Interaction, and Human Wellbeing. Related responsibilities include the development of the UCL Research Frontiers programme, focusing on curiosity-driven scholarship in the science and humanities.

Ian joined UCL in 2009 from the Wellcome Trust, where he held responsibility for developing and running grants programmes relating to Neuroscience and Mental Health, Population and Reproductive Health, and collaboration between UK biomedical scientists and researchers in former Soviet bloc countries. Before joining the Wellcome Trust in 1987 he undertook postdoctoral research on calcium in neuronal and lymphocyte cell activation in Dundee, Helsinki and London. Ian is a graduate of the Universities of Liverpool (BSc Biochemistry) and Bristol (PhD Skeletal muscle mitochondrial metabolism).