Professor Rees took up the role of UCL Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation & Global Engagement), having served as Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences from 2014-2022.
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. He brings together the following functions, services and resources, in order to maximise UCL’s impact on the world:
- Innovation & Enterprise
- UCL and the UK
- Global Engagement
- UCL Doctoral School
- UCL Culture
- UCL Library Services
- UCL Business
- UCL Consultants
- ArtificiaI Intelligence for People & Planet.
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.