Honorary graduates 2011-12
Professor Sir Peter Rubin (DSc)
Monday 25 July 2011 1:15pm
Sir Peter Rubin grew up in Cornwall and was the first member of his family to go to University. He attended Redruth Grammar School and graduated in medicine from Cambridge and the Oxford Clinical School. He was an American Heart Association Fellow at Stanford and a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Glasgow. He has been Professor of Therapeutics at the University of Nottingham since 1987 and still practises as a doctor. His main interests have been in the treatment of high blood pressure, particularly in pregnancy.
He has been a member or chairman of several Medical Research Council committees, published many research papers and is the author of several books on clinical pharmacology. He has been Chair of the General Medical Council since 2009.
Whilst Dean of the Nottingham Medical School he led the development of a new, graduate-entry medical school from concept to completion. He also chaired the University’s Vet School Project Group, leading the development of the first new Vet School in the UK for over half a century.
He has had a major involvement in medical education and chaired the GMC Education Committee and the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board, overseeing major reviews and modernisation of undergraduate and postgraduate education and training.
Professor Rubin was a Board Member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England and co-chaired the Joint Implementation Group which oversaw the expansion of dental student numbers and the creation of the new dental school in the South West.