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Professor Geraint Rees, UCL Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation & Global Engagement)

Professor Rees is UCL Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation & Global Engagement), after serving as Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences from 2014-2022.

Portrait photo of Professor Geraint Rees

As UCL Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation & Global Engagement), Geraint is responsible for providing vision and academic leadership for UCL’s world-leading research, knowledge exchange and global engagement, and the functions, services and resources that support it.

Working closely with the UCL President & Provost, he will provide inspirational academic leadership for UCL’s research, innovation and global engagement activity, and collaborate with other VP offices and Deans to ensure that research and innovation across the university continues to be of the highest quality and sustainability, delivering positive social impact.

Geraint has held a number of roles at UCL, including Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences, Professor of Cognitive Neurology, Director of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL Pro-Provost (Academic Planning) and Pro-Vice-Provost (AI). He is a non-executive Director of UCL Business, one of the UK’s most successful technology transfer companies, and was a Senior Scientific Advisor at DeepMind from 2018-2020.