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Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation & Global Engagement)

Professor David Price served as UCL Vice-Provost (Research) from 2007–2021, when he took up the post of UCL Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation & Global Engagement).

Professor David Price

David is responsible for bringing together the following functions, services and resources to improve the ways they work together to facilitate and promote the public benefit generated by our research and academic colleagues, as well as to maximise UCL’s collective institutional impact on the world:

  • Research
  • Innovation & Enterprise
  • London
  • UCL and the UK
  • Global Engagement
  • UCL Doctoral School
  • UCL Culture
  • UCL Library Services
  • UCL Business
  • UCL Consultants
  • ArtificiaI Intelligence for People & Planet.

David is Professor of Mineral Physics and has held the following posts at UCL:

  • Executive Dean, UCL Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences
  • Vice-Dean (Research), UCL Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences
  • Head of the UCL Department of Geological Sciences and Director of the UCL/Birkbeck Research School of Geological & Geophysical Sciences.

David has an undergraduate degree and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He was a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar and Research Associate at the University of Chicago and a Research Fellow at Clare College Cambridge, before coming to UCL in 1983 as a Royal Society University Research Fellow. At UCL, he was appointed Professor at the age of 33. He was one of the first to establish the now major field of computational mineral physics. He has published over 250 research papers/chapters, and his work has attracted over 14,000 citations (as reported in Google Scholar).