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Professor Kevin Shakesheff


Non-Executive Director

Kevin is a Pharmacist and gained his PhD from Nottingham under the supervision of Martyn Davies and Saul Tendler. In 1996 he took up a NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship at MIT with Bob Langer and returned to the UK in 1997 to take up an EPSRC Advanced Fellowship. In 2001 he was appointed to a Professorship.


Awards in recent years include:

  • 2007 Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Achievement Award
  • 2003 Hanson Award
  • 2002 Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference Medal
  • 2001 MIT Technology Review List of the World’s 100 Top Young Innovators
  • 2000 Royal Institution Scientist for the New Century


Kevin has launched two spin-out companies, Critical Pharmaceuticals Ltd (winner of 2002 Research Councils Business Plan Competition) & RegenTec Ltd.



Recent Publications