Professor Hugh Brady is Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol.
A graduate of University College Dublin, Professor Brady trained in general medicine and was awarded PhD and MD degrees for research in renal physiology and molecular medicine. His academic career has included positions at Harvard and the University of Toronto, and he is an international authority on the pathogenesis of diabetic kidney disease.
In 2004 Professor Brady was appointed President and Chief Officer of University College Dublin. Through his ten year term he led UCD through a strategic and physical transformation that enabled it to increase its market share of the most able students, grow its international student numbers, boost its research income and performance, expand its international partnerships, and increase its income from philanthropy and other non-governmental sources.
Professor Brady has held several leadership roles, including as a member of Ireland’s Higher Education Authority, Chairman of the Irish Universities Association and Chairman of the Universitas 21 Network of global research universities.
He is a non-Executive Director of the Kerry Group plc and ICON plc. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the Queen’s University Belfast, an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Anaesthetists in Ireland and the Robert Menzies Medal from the University of Melbourne.
University of Bristol,
Bristol, BS8 1TH, UK
Tel: +44 (0)117 928 9000