Meet the team
Sir Ken was elected Chancellor of the University of Glasgow in 2006. He is a graduate who was appointed to the Cancer Research Chair of Oncology in 1974 and became Professor and Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education in 1984. He was awarded an honorary DSc in 1996.
Sir Ken graduated from the University BSc, MB ChB, PhD and MD and lectured in Surgery before his appointment to the Cancer Research Chair in 1974. In 1989 he was appointed Chief Medical Officer at the Scottish Office Home and Health Department. He was Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health in London from 1989 to 1991 and worked in the Department of Education and Science and its successors from 1991 until his appointment as Vice-Chancellor and Warden at the University of Durham in 1998. He was awarded a KCB in 1996.
Stuart Patrick is Chief Executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce committed to increasing trading opportunities for Chamber members and delivering a strong business influence on the growth of the Glasgow city region.
Dr Susie Mitchell
Dr Susie Mitchell came to Glasgow in 1996 to undertake a PhD in cancer research at the University of Glasgow’s Beatson Institute for Cancer Research where she was awarded the John Paul Award for research excellence. She would then become an R&D manager within the NHS, a public policy practitioner for local and national government, and Accessibility and Inclusion lead for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Susie was recognised by Equate Scotland as a Leading Woman of Scotland for her contributions to STEM and Scotland’s advancement. Susie is a member of the Glasgow International Jazz Festival Board. Outside work, she is a session musician and a presenter and contributor for the BBC.
Dr Laura Bell
Dr Laura Bell was a former senior manager at one of the UK’s largest medical research charities, Cancer Research UK. She held a number of roles in the organisation, leading and developing teams in communications, marketing and engagement activities focused on public health, science and research – for both public and professional audiences. She received her PhD in cancer research from the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow in 2006.
Marketing, Communications and Events Executive
Previously Stephen worked within the climate change team at Glasgow Science Centre. Stephen has over ten years’ experience within the events, marketing & project management industry, in both an academic and working capacity and has worked across a number of sectors.
Stephen looks after the GCoSI website, communications including newsletter, and social media channels. He also helps with the events programme.