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Professor Malcolm Press


Professor Malcolm Press

Vice-Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University

Malcolm Press was appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University in 2015, having previously held positions at the Universities of Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester and UCL. Malcolm is an ecologist with over 200 publications covering the impacts of climate and environmental change, tropical rain forest ecology, and subsistence farming in sub-Saharan Africa. He has studied plants and environments in a diverse range of ecosystems from the tropics to the Arctic.

Malcolm is currently a trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and WWF-UK.  He is also a member of the Council of the All-Party Parliamentary University Group and HEFCE’s Strategic Advisory Committee on Leadership, Governance and Management.  Previously, he has served as president of the British Ecological Society, a council member of the National Trust, a council member of the Society of Biology, and as a REF panel deputy chair. Within Greater Manchester, Malcolm sits on the boards of Health Innovation Manchester, Corridor Manchester, and Manchester Science Partnerships.

Read the full biography on the Manchester Metropolitan University website here.