November 2014

UCD Medicine Alumnus Announced as Next President at University of Bristol

Sat, 1 November 14 00:00

The University of Bristol today announced the appointment of Professor Hugh Brady as its next Vice-Chancellor and President.  Professor Brady will succeed Professor Sir Eric Thomas when he takes up his role in September 2015.  Professor Brady, who completed his term as President of UCD in December 2013, will become the University of Bristol’s 13th Vice-Chancellor.

The President of UCD, Professor Andrew Deeks, warmly congratulated Prof Brady on his appointment. 

“Under the leadership of Hugh Brady UCD was brought into the realm of world-class universities.  He successfully led UCD through the introduction of semesterisation and the reform of the curriculum (UCD Horizons).  He ensured significant enhancement of the campus, backed by generous support from private donors, alumni and students.  He oversaw huge increases in research grant income, and the development of multi-disciplinary research institutes addressing major global issues.”

The UCD School of Medicine and Medical Sciences congratulate Professor Brady on the appointment and wish him well in his new role.

Professor Brady will become the second member of the UCD Medicine Class of 1982 to assume the top position at a UK Russell Group University.  Professor Patrick Johnston was appointed as President and Vice-Chancellor at Queen’s University Belfast at the beginning of 2014.  Professor Brady’s appointment as President at the University of Bristol will see three UCD Medicine alumni hold the top post at three Universities.  Former UCD Registrar and UCD Medicine alumnus, Professor Philip Nolan (UCD Medicine 1991) was appointed President of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth in 2011.