UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences


Office of the Vice Provost (Health)

UCL SLMS is led by the Vice Provost (Health), Professor David Lomas

The Office of the Vice Provost (Health) is responsible for:

  • external relationships in biomedicine both with NHS partners, including UCL Partners, other health care trusts and NHS London, and with a range of medical research organisations
  • UCL's participation in the establishment of the Francis Crick Institute
  • facilitating cross-cutting initiatives in biomedicine, in consultation with the Deans of the Faculties of Brain Sciences, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Population Health Sciences

There are a number of SLMS-level teams working within OVPH to help achieve our strategic priorities:

Academic Careers Office

Promoting, supporting and developing all aspects of academic and clinical academic careers

Clinical Research Support Centre

Supporting and developing clinical research through the provision and management of dedicated expertise and infrastructure.

Partnerships and Projects

Working across SLMS and UCL to coordinate our major partnerships, and providing project management expertise.

Translational Research Office

Enhancing biomedical translation and enterprise at UCL through integrated support in building a translational portfolio, establishing industrial partnerships and developing drug discovery


Implementing the SLMS communication strategy, managing internal and external communication

Finance and Business Affairs

Providing a modern, professional and effective financial service - delivering timely management information on SLMS' financial position

Research Coordination

Co-ordinating and developing strategic research initiatives and facilitating research funding applications

Staffing and office management

Ensuring the smooth running of a busy and dynamic office