Ian Greer MD FRCP(Glas) FRCPE FRCP FRCPI FFSRH FCCP FRCOG FMedSci
Ian is Vice-President of the University of Manchester, and Dean, of the Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health. He is the Director of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre and Chief Academic Officer for Health Innovation Manchester. He chairs the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform Board, which strategically funds regenerative medicine in the UK. In addition he chairs the Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA), a collaborative partnership of the eight North of England research intensive universities, their partner NHS Hospitals, and the four Northern Academic Health Sciences Networks, which delivers inward investment for biomedical and health research, and economic growth. He is also Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the UK Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Development Centre.
Previously, he was Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences in the University of Liverpool (2010-15), and Provost (Research) (2013-15). Positions prior to these include Dean, Hull York Medical School, Regius Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology & Deputy Dean of Medicine in the University of Glasgow, and Clinical Scientist at the MRC Reproductive Biology Unit/Consultant Obstetrician at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He was Chair of the National Advisory Committee for Enquiries into Maternal Health in the UK, from 2005-11. He has been Chair of the Women’s Health issues in Thrombosis and Haemostasis biannual conferences (2005-2017), and currently co-chairs the International Society of Thrombosis & Hemostasis Women’s Health Scientific Subcommittee.
He trained in both Internal Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynaecology in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Major awards include the MRCOG Gold Medal, William Blair Bell Memorial Lectureship of the RCOG, Bernhard Baron Travelling Scholarship of the RCOG, and the Watson Prize Lectureship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
Throughout his career he has focused on haemostasis & thrombosis and obstetric medicine. He has authored, co-authored, or edited 12 textbooks (including textbooks on Obstetric Haematology and Women’s Vascular Health), and two more for a wider public audience. He has led or contributed to 28 national or international guidelines mostly on thrombosis and hemostasis. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed original papers, review articles, and book chapters.