Professor Brooks has a first class honours degree in Pharmacy and a PhD in the areas of organic chemistry and pharmacology from the University of London. He registered as a pharmacist with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 1985. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories in London, he joined the Department of Cardiovascular Research at the Rayne Institute, St Thomas’s Hospital, in 1992 as a Group Leader. In 1997, he joined Prolifix Ltd as head of their cardiovascular programme and in 1999 returned to academia. In 2001, he was elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association. He is Professor of Cardiovascular Research at the University of Reading and in 2012 was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) having served as Dean of Science and Head of the Schools of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences. He is co-convenor of the HEA PVC Network, Chair of the HEA Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Working Group, a member of the HEFCE TEF Project Board and a Principal Fellow of the HEA.
As a Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Reading, Professor Brooks has strategic responsibility for all teaching and learning across the University, including the areas of: careers and employability; student recruitment; student experience and student achievement; widening participation; teaching quality and enhancement; and e-learning. He is also a member of the University Executive Board.
Professor Gavin Brooks
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