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Professor Neil Hanley

Neil joined the University of Birmingham as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Medical and Dental Sciences in 2023, also continuing as a practising Consultant Endocrinologist in the NHS. He is a past president of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland.

Previously at the University of Manchester from 2008-2023, Neil became Director of Research and Innovation at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust in 2016, and Vice-Dean (Research and Innovation) in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health in 2020. During this time, he has also served on the Council of his UK professional body, the Society for Endocrinology, and on the Board of the International Society of Endocrinology.

An expert in early human development and aspects of stem cell biology, Neil has held doctoral, intermediate, and senior clinical fellowships from NIHR or Wellcome, and additional funding as lead investigator from MRC, BBSRC and EPSRC, among others. During the last decade, this has led to outputs in places such as eLife, PNAS, and several Nature journals with over 8,000 citations. His current partnership as chief investigator with Innovate UK and industry leaders has translated collaborative discovery science into integrated novel diagnostics for the early detection of liver disease.

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