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Queen Mary University of London

Professor Peter Heathcote

Professor Heathcote is the Director of the Joint Programme in Biomedical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and is currently Chair of UST.

The Joint Programme is an undergraduate degree programme taught collaboratively in China with Nanchang University, Jiangxi Province. This programme admits 250 students annually for five years of study, and students graduate with degrees from both institutions, and Professor Heathcote established this programme. He currently has responsibility for line management of academic and administrative staff (20 in total), quality assurance of teaching and the degree programme, and a budget of around £4M.

Peter is also currently a member of the Education and Training Committee of the Royal Society of Biology, the Policy group of the Biochemical Society and a member of the Executive of Heads of University Biological Sciences.

Previously he was Head of the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at QMUL for nine years from 2002-2011, a large school with 150 staff and over 1500 undergraduate students. As such he had responsibility for a budget in excess of £15M, management of staff, quality assurance of a range of degree programmes, maintenance and refurbishment of several buildings and a considerable amount of equipment.

Peter was nominated as a governor and Chair of the Governors at St Pauls Way Trust School by QMUL, which is the lead member of St Paul's Way Foundation Trust, when the National Challenge Trust school was established in 2010. He was reappointed for a second four year period in 2014.  


Elizabeth Marshall

Elizabeth was a member of Council of Queen Mary University for ten years, and chaired its Ethics of Research Committee, is a trustee of UST and currently Chairs its Audit Committee.

Since retiring from the then Financial Services Authority, Elizabeth has held a number of non-executive posts in public bodies, charities, and in the Church of England, where she currently has a variety of roles mainly for the Diocese of London. She is a lay member of the City & East NHS Research Ethics Committee.

Elizabeth was an external member of Poplar HARCA's Audit Committee, is a Director QMSU Services Ltd, and is a trustee of several charities in Tower Hamlets, as well as holding a Council appointment in relation to ethical standards. Elizabeth was a governor of St Paul's Way School for eight years until 2007.


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