Professor Gavin Brown, BSc, PhD

Gavin joined the University of Liverpool on the 1st June 2015 as Pro-ViceChancellor for Education. In this role he helps to set the academic direction of the University, provides strategic leadership and champions the enhancement of learning and teaching throughout the academic and student community. Gavin is an enthusiast for technology-enhanced learning and, in previous roles, he has led on a number of IT initiatives that support the student experience including the introduction of a new virtual learning environment, student portal, multiplatform app and automated lecture capture. He is also keen on promoting social and geographic mobility in the student body, and is a keen advocate of study abroad programmes, having established numerous partnerships with universities in North America and Asia.

Gavin has contributed to a number of national working groups and advisory bodies including for the Higher Education Academy, FutureLearn and the Open University. Gavin has a first degree in chemistry and a PhD in connective tissue biochemistry. His 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.