Queens University of Belfast, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students
Professor David Jones took up the post of Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students in August 2014. His role is to lead the delivery of a world class, dynamic and interdisciplinary learning environment.
David Jones gained a B.Sc. (1st class honours) in Pharmacy (1985), a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics (1988) and, in 2006, a D.Sc., all from Queen's University Belfast. He registered with the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland in 1989.
From 1989-1992 he was a lecturer in Pharmaceutics at the University of Otago and from 1992-1994 he held the position of Head of Formulations at Norbrook Industries Limited (NI). In 1994 he was appointed to a lectureship at Queen's School of Pharmacy, and was promoted to a Senior Lectureship in 1997. Since 1999 he holds a personal Chair (in Biomaterial Sciences) at the School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast.
His research concerns the characterisation, formulation and engineering of pharmaceutical materials/dosage forms and biomedical devices. He is the author of two textbooks, 6 patents and over 400 research papers/communications and has been awarded the Lilly prize for pharmaceutical research and the British Pharmaceutical Conference Science Award.
Queens University of Belfast:
Queen's University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities, providing world-class education underpinned by world-class research. Queen’s is among the top one per cent of global universities and is a UK top ten research-intensive university.
Founded as Queen’s College in 1845, it became a university in its own right in 1908. Today, it is an international centre of research and education rooted at the heart of Northern Ireland.
The University has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education on five occasions – for Northern Ireland's Comprehensive Cancer Services programme and for world-class achievement in green chemistry, environmental research, palaeoecology and law.