Professor Peter Kopelman

Peter Kopleman

Peter is Vice-Chancellor of the University of London. He was Principal at St George's, University of London between 2008 and 2015 and prior to this, he was Vice-Principal, Queen Mary, University of London and Deputy Warden of Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (2001-06), and Dean of the Faculty of Health at the University of East Anglia (2006-08). Peter is active in university management, health policy, education and research.  
He has been chair or deputy chair of several national and international university committees and has first-hand experience of trans-national education in North America and Europe. More recently, his interest has been world-wide distance and flexible learning programmes. He is a member of NHS national policy and workforce committees and is presently chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty and Education Board and Health Education England’s Oversight Board for Medical Associate Professionals. 
Peter has a long-standing interest in diabetes care, nutrition and obesity with a major research interest in obesity. He was a member of the UK Department of Health and Food Standards Agency Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (2001-10), DH Expert Panel on Obesity (2008-10) and was Science Advisor to the Office of Science and Innovations Foresight Obesity Project (2005-09).  


Peter will be contributing to the plenary session The global and mobile academic on Tuesday 9 July with Professor Alison Wolf and Professor Dirk Van Damme.


The Worldwide Academy – leading and managing an internationalised academic workforce
Peter will examine the opportunities and challenges that may arise from trans-national education programmes including the management of the “flying faculty”, the recruitment, retention and leadership of an internationally based faculty, and the establishment of international teaching centres to deliver distance and flexible learning programmes. He will cover issues of differing customs and cultures influencing staff and students, diversity and equality, social and ethical responsibilities, and the importance of advocacy. He will draw on evidence from personal experiences.


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