Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell

President & Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Physiology, The University of Manchester


Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, FRS, is President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester, the first woman to lead The University of Manchester or either of its two predecessor institutions.  She was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in June 2004 and made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in June 2005, in recognition of her services to science.

She is co-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, President of the British Science Association, a Royal Society Council Member, Chair of Corridor Manchester Board and a member of the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board.  Her ongoing research in the field of neuroscience has contributed towards major advances in the understanding and treatment of brain damage in stroke and head injury.