Simon Campbell

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Sir Simon Campbell
Simon Fraser Campbell

(1941-03-27) March 27, 1941 (age 78)
Alma materUniversity of Birmingham (BSc, PhD)
Scientific career
ThesisElimination 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.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  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