Simon Campbell

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Sir Simon Campbell
Born Simon Fraser Campbell
(1941-03-27) March 27, 1941 (age 77)
Alma mater University of Birmingham (BSc, PhD)
Scientific career
Thesis Elimination processes in polyfluorocycloalkanes (1966)

Sir Simon Fraser Campbell, CBE, FRS, FMedSci (born 27 March 1941) is a British chemist.[1]


Campbell obtained from the University of Birmingham a first Class BSc degree in Chemistry in 1962, a PhD degree in 1965, and an honorary DSc degree in 2004.


He was President of the Royal Society of Chemistry from 2004 to 2006.[1]

He has led innovative research, discovering some of the world's best-selling prescription drugs. He was visiting lecturer at Universidade de São Paulo.[citation needed] He was a medicinal chemist for Pfizer.[3] He was visiting professor at University of Leeds, and on the advisory board of University of Kent, and University of Bristol.[4]

Awards and honours[edit]

Campbell was knighted in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to chemistry,[5][6] having previously been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).


  1. ^ a b c Campbell, S (2006). "Simon Campbell CBE, FMed Sci, FRS. Interview by Joanna Owens". Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. 5 (8): 626. doi:10.1038/nrd2116. PMID 16918018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-01. Retrieved 2015-01-01.
  3. ^ Simon Campbell C.B.E F.R.S Ph.D. "Astex Therapeutics Limited: Private Company Information - BusinessWeek". Retrieved 2011-12-01.
  4. ^ "Dr Simon Campbell, CBE, FRS, FMedSci Authorised Biography – Debrett's People of Today, Dr Simon Campbell, CBE, FRS, FMedSci Profile". 1941-03-27. Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2011-12-01.
  5. ^ "No. 61092". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2014. p. N2.
  6. ^ 2015 New Year Honours List