Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Iredale

Special responsibilities:

  • Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Health Sciences

The primary role of the PVC Health is work with Deans, Director of the EBI and Heads of School to ensure the University has an integrated strategy in health-related areas.


John Iredale is Pro Vice Chancellor Health and Life Sciences at the University of Bristol. He holds the chair of Experimental Medicine, and his areas of leadership and responsibility are for the research, teaching and management strategy for the Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Medicine, Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Biological Sciences and Psychological Science across the relevant Faculties at the University of Bristol. He also holds Honorary Consultant contracts with the North Bristol NHS Trust and the University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust. Professor Iredale is the Chair of REF 2021 Main Panel A. Previously Professor Iredale was the Regius Chair of Medical Science, Dean of Clinical Medicine and Vice Principal Health Services at the University of Edinburgh where he led the Medical School. He has previously held the Chair of Medicine in Edinburgh (2006-2013), the chair of Medicine at the University of Southampton (2004-2006) and a Personal Chair in Hepatology (2000-2004).

Professor Iredale graduated from the University of Southampton with honours in Clinical Distinction in 1985 and was awarded a DM in 1995. He was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 1999 and The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2007. He was made a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2003 and Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2011.

Professor Iredale's research interests are focused on innate immunity, tissue scarring and regeneration and he has published extensively on these subjects including key contributions in manuscripts published in Science, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, PNAS, Nature Medicine and Nature Cell Biology in addition to other specialist journals. Between 2010 and 2016, Iredale was Non-Executive Director of NHS Lothian. 


You may contact Professor John Iredale through Laurie Jones, Personal Assistant, Vice-Chancellor's Office.


You can view Professor John Iredale's expenses for the period 1 August 2019 to 31 January 2020 in the Senior Management expenses summary: 1 August 2019 - 31 January 2020 (PDF, 411kB).

For the period 1 February 2020 to 31 July 2020 please see the Senior Management expenses summary: 1 February 2020 - 31 July 2020 (PDF, 97kB)