Eric Thomas (gynaecologist)
|Vice-Chancellor of Bristol University|
24 March 1953 |
Eric Jackson Thomas, born 24 March 1953 in Hartlepool, County Durham, is an academic who has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol since 2001. He was chair of the Worldwide Universities Network from 2003 - 2007 and is the current President of Universities UK.
Academic career 
Professor Eric Thomas has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol since September 2001.
He graduated in Medicine from the Newcastle in 1976 and proceeded to obtain his MD by thesis in research into endometriosis in 1987. He trained as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and worked at both the universities of Sheffield and Newcastle.
In 1991 he was appointed Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Southampton and then became Head of the School of Medicine there in 1995 and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Biological Sciences in 1998. He was a Consultant Gynaecologist from 1987 to 2001.
In August 2011, Professor Thomas became President of Universities UK. He was previously Vice-President of UUK, Chair of its England and Northern Ireland Council and Chair of the Research Policy Committee. Professor Thomas is Chair of the Board of CASE Europe and a Member of the Board of CASE and has been appointed to serve as a Commissioner of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission. He chaired the government Taskforce into Increasing Voluntary Giving in Higher Education, which reported in 2004. He was Chair of the Worldwide Universities Network from 2003 – 2007. He was a member of the Board of the South-West Regional Development Agency from 2002–8.
Personal life 
See also 
- Symp. Thomas
- South West RDA: Board Members - Professor Eric Thomas
- Bristol University | The University | Vice-Chancellor's CV
- The Vice Chancellor's page on the website for Bristol University
- Speeches made by Eric Thomas
- Curriculum Vitae
Sir John Kingman
|Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol