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Professor Seamus Higson

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Sustainability and Enterprise) | 01243 816092

C.Eng. C.Sci.

Professor Higson joined the University as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Sustainability and Enterprise) in September 2015.

Central to his role is lead for the development and launch of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) portfolio of education and research for the University.

Seamus Higson joined Chichester from Cranfield having served terms as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Biosciences and head of the Cranfield Biotechnology Centre at Cranfield University.

Professor Higson brings to this project more than 20 years’ experience of bringing fundamental research through to practical implementation and full commercialisation – based on technologies ranging from biomedical biosensors through to smart wound dressings and sensors for use within the water industry and environmental monitoring.

Professor Higson’s career to date has spanned academic departments of Chemistry, Medicine, Biotechnology, Materials Science and Engineering across every part of the University sector - with this being reflected in his publications and ongoing research interests.

Professor Higson is a long standing college member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC) of the UK, serves in an advisory and/or consultative capacity for a number of public and professional bodies, has acted as an expert witness for a number of high profile intellectual property and patent legal cases in the US and Europe as well as being the founding Director for Microarray Ltd - a company formed in 1999 upon science and patents originating from his group.

A chartered scientist and Engineer, Professor Higson is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

Professor Higson is author of in excess of 125 research papers along with a number of textbooks including the flagship Oxford text, 'Analytical Chemistry': (ISBN: 0 19-8502893).

Personal Assistant to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Sustainability and Enterprise) is Jan Salisbury.  Email: