Professor David Lomas

Board member

Professor David Lomas is Vice Provost (Health), Head of UCL Medical School and Academic Director of the UCL Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre since 2015.  He received his medical degree from the University of Nottingham and undertook his PhD at Trinity College, Cambridge.  

David was an MRC Clinician Scientist, University Lecturer and Professor of Respiratory Biology in Cambridge before moving to UCL in 2013 to be Chair of Medicine and Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences. He previously chaired the Respiratory Therapy Area Unit Board at GlaxoSmithKline and was Deputy Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council (UK).  

David serves as Deputy Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Genomics England, is a non-executive director at University College London Hospitals, the Royal Free London Hospital, the Africa Health Research Institute, the British Heart Foundation and MedCity Ltd. He is an elected member of the Council of the Academy of Medical Sciences and an NIHR Senior Investigator. David’s research has focused on the pathobiology of α1-antitrypsin deficiency, the serpinopathies and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.