Emeritus Professor, Brunel University London
Andrew George is an immunologist who has held roles at both Imperial College London, where he was Director of the Graduate School and the School of Professional Development, and Brunel University London where he was, until 2018, Deputy Vice Chancellor responsible for the education and international strategies of the university. He is Emeritus Professor at Brunel. He is an executive coaching and consultant, specialising in education, health sciences and research ethics.
Andrew is currently Chair of Imperial College Health Partners, Non-Executive Director of the Health Research Authority and Trustee of the Epilepsy Society. He was Chair of the UK’s National Research Ethics Advisors’ Panel (2009-2017) and on the Clinical Trials, Biologicals and Vaccines Expert Advisory Group for the Commission of Human Medicines/MHRA (2007-2017). He is a Governor of Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College.
Andrew's own research has benefitted patients with cancer or who have undergone organ transplantation. In addition to his research, he has been involved in the ethical conduct and regulation of research. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, The Higher Education Academy, The Royal Society of Arts and The Royal Society of Biology. In the 2017 New Year Honours list Andrew was appointed MBE for his services to research participants and the ethical governance of clinical research.
I can still remember the horror of discovering that everything I had worked on was wrong. I was a PhD candidate just starting my second year, and my supervisor and I had developed a test for rheumatoid arthritis which...