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Professor Bernie MorleyProfessor Bernie Morley

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost

Professor Morley was educated at the University of Liverpool, his home town, gaining a first degree in Biochemistry.

Bernie completed his DPhil at the University of Oxford in 1984 in Molecular Immunology working on the genetics of the Complement System under Professor Rodney Porter. He worked at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, San Francisco and at the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit at Oxford University before taking up his first academic appointment at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in 1991.

The RPMS and Imperial College merged in 1997 and Bernie remained as part of the Rheumatology Unit, subsequently becoming Professor of Molecular Genetics. His research has focussed on the genetics of autoimmune diseases, specifically Systematic Lupus Erythematosus, and he has published widely in the area of autoimmune genetics and the Complement System.

From 2006 Bernie was the Director of the Graduate School of Life Sciences and Medicine at Imperial College and in 2009 he also became Director of the School of Professional Development and the Centre for Educational Development.

Bernie joined the University of Bath in March 2010 as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) with overall responsibility for the direction and implementation of the University's Education Strategy and all matters relating to student experience, learning and teaching and widening participation. He took up his post as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost in May 2015. In this role he leads on strategic and operational planning, ensuring the University's resources are aligned with the delivery of the University's Strategy, Mission and Vision.