Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), University of Liverpool
Professor Gavin Brown joined the University of Liverpool in 2015 as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education. In this role he supports the Vice-Chancellor in setting the academic direction of the University, provides strategic leadership and champions the enhancement of learning and teaching throughout the academic and student community.
Before joining the University of Liverpool he had spent his academic career at Lancaster University, where he carried out his first degree in chemistry and then his PhD in connective tissue biochemistry. At Lancaster Gavin carried out a number of senior roles. For eight years he was Dean of Undergraduate Studies where he led on enhancing the quality of learning and teaching across the University. Particular successes included leading on a number of IT initiatives to underpin technology-enhanced learning and support the student experience including the introduction of a new virtual learning environment, student portal, multi-platform app and automated lecture capture. He also spent six years as Deputy Dean for the Faculty of Health and Medicine, leading on resource planning and the development of international partnerships.
Gavin’s research interests focus on the role of matrix molecules in a variety of disease processes including the development of osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis, corneal eye disease and the metastatic spread of cancer.