Tim Peakman OBE PhD Tim Peakman OBE PhD

Tim Peakman OBE PhD

Tim is currently Chief Operating Officer at the University of Leeds. Prior to this he spent 14 years at UK Biobank (www.ukbiobank.ac.uk) where he was Deputy Chief Executive and was responsible for establishing the processes, organisation and systems involved in the successful operation of the project. During this time, he established UK Biocentre to make the expertise and infrastructure developed for UK Biobank more widely available to the biomedical community. He was also responsible for setting up the NIHR National Biosample Centre in Milton Keynes and Oxford. After his doctoral studies, he spent 10 years working in the pharmaceutical industry on humanised antibodies and later, the molecular mechanisms of pain and epilepsy.

Tim was awarded an OBE in 2014 for series to medical science.