Professor Richard Greene

Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research and Knowledge Exchange

Professor Greene graduated in medicine at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1991 having obtained a BSc and a PhD from the same institution in 1986 and 1989 respectively.

He completed pre-registration house jobs in medicine and surgery before spending six years in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford (with a secondment to the University of California, Irvine), firstly as a Wellcome Trust Mental Health Research Training Fellow then as Medical Research Council Career Development Fellow. He was appointed to a Lectureship in Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield in 1998 and to a Senior Lectureship in Anatomy at the University of Bristol in 2001. At Bristol, he was member of the Medical Research Council Centre for Synaptic Plasticity and founding co-director of the Applied and Integrated Medical Sciences Centre – a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. He became Head of Department and Chair in Anatomy at University College Cork, Ireland, in 2008, before moving to the University of Bradford in 2010 as Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences. In March 2016, he was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at Manchester Metropolitan University.

He has been a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons since 1999 and for five years was the Sessional Tutor with responsibility for the development and delivery of the national Scientific Basis of Surgical Practice postgraduate course. In 2006, he completed a Master in Business Administration degree at the School of Management, University of Bath, where his research dissertation focussed on entrepreneurship in higher education institutions. He has held non-executive directorships at the Company of Anatomists and Incanthera Ltd.

Professor Greene’s academic interests are in the biology of psychiatric diseases and human neuroanatomy - which he teaches using novel approaches including his own BrainTower® modelling system. Professor Greene is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Anatomical Society. Outside of work, he is a lifelong supporter of Rugby League, a keen photographer and a frustrated furniture builder and model engineer.


To get in touch with Professor Richard Greene, please contact:

Catherine Peach
Phone: +44 (0)161 247 2907
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