Professor Nicholas Forsyth

Professor Nicholas Forsyth
Professor Nicholas Forsyth
Professor Nicholas Forsyth

Vice-Principal (Research)

Senior Vice Principals


Nick joined the University of Aberdeen in 2023 as Vice Principal (Research). Included in this role are development and implementation of coherent research strategies at School and University levels, overseeing Interdisciplinary research across the five grand challenge areas, and development and implementation of strategic approaches to enhance organisational performance at REF2028.

Nick studied at Glasgow University gaining a BSc (Hons) (Upper Second Class) Molecular Biology in before a PhD Molecular Genetics (at the CRUK Beatson Institute) under the supervision of Prof E. Ken Parkinson. After his PhD studies he performed his first postdoctoral studies at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre, Dallas, TX, USA under the mentorship of Prof Jerry Shay and the late, Prof Woody Wright. He then moved back to the UK and joined the Roslin Institute, Edinburgh completing his training under the mentorship of the late Dr Jim McWhir.

In 2006 Nick joined Keele University as a Lecturer in Stem Cell Biology before being awarded his Chair in 2015. In 2016, as Professor of Stem Cell Biology he was appointed as Director of the Research Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine (ISTM). Nick was appointed as Dean of Research in the Faculty of Medicine in 2019. Additional roles included Senate, Council, and University Research Committee membership alongside leading high achieving Units of Assessment in both REF2014 and REF2021.


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