Executive and Governance Office

Staff Profile

Professor Chris Day CBE

  • Vice-Chancellor and President

Professor Chris Day has been Vice-Chancellor and President of Newcastle University since January 2017. Previously a Consultant Hepatologist with an international reputation in medical research, he is a Fellow and former Clinical Vice-President 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 and chaired the Clinical Medicine Sub-Panel for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) Exercise. For REF 2021, he chaired of the Institutional Environment Pilot Panel, for the assessment of the research environment at institution level.

Professor Day is currently Chair of the Russell Group, a member of the Council of the All-Party Parliamentary University Group and serves on the Advisory Board of the UPP Foundation. He is a former Chair of the Board of the Office for Strategic Co-ordination of Health Research (OSCHR) and of the N8 Group of research universities.
He is a Deputy Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear.

Professor Day was awarded a CBE for Health Research and Treatment in the New Year’s Honours List 2023.

Email: chris.day@ncl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6064

Executive Assistant: anita.roy@ncl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6061