Professor Nick Bishop, VP for Science and Research

College Officer

Nick Bishop is Vice President for Science and Research as of 6 March 2019.

Nick is Professor of Paediatric Bone Disease and Head of the Academic Unit of Child Health in the Department of Oncology and Metabolism at the University of Sheffield, and the honorary consultant at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. He graduated in medicine from Manchester University in 1982 and trained as a paediatrician in Manchester, Cambridge and Canada before moving to Sheffield and establishing the Children’s Metabolic Bone Disease Service, now the largest service of its kind in Western Europe.

He is Director of the Sheffield Children’s Clinical Research Facility, Associate Director of the Experimental Arthritis Treatment Centre for Children, co-lead of the Clinical Trials Working Group of the European Reference Network for Rare Bone Diseases, and the immediate past-President of the Academic Paediatric Association of Great Britain and Ireland.

Nick’s research has a particular focus on experimental medicine/early phase studies in osteogenesis imperfecta and hypophosphatasia, and he continues to explore the long term effects of diet in early life, particularly in relation to vitamin D. He is particularly keen to improve access to academic careers for trainees, and was part of the group that created the College’s Academic Toolkit.

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