Professor Chris Day - Vice-Chancellor and President

Chris Day

Professor Chris Day took up the role of Vice-Chancellor and President at Newcastle University with effect from 1 January 2017.  A Consultant Hepatologist with an international reputation in medical research, he is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.  He has served on the Council of the Medical Research Council and the Executive of the Medical Schools Council.  Professor Day was Chair of the Clinical Medicine Sub-Panel for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) Exercise. 

Professor Day is currently a member of the Universities UK Board, Chair of the Office for Strategic Co-ordination of Health Research (OSCHR), and, for REF 2021, will Chair the institutional environment pilot panel, which will pilot the assessment of the research environment at institution level.  From 1 August 2019, he will be Chair of the N8 Group of Research Universities. Professor Day is also a Deputy Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear.


Telephone: 0191 208 6064

Executive Officer: Alice Lang
Telephone: 0191 208 6061