Professor Hugh Brady is President of Imperial College London. Prior to his appointment in August 2022, he served as Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol from 2015 to 2022, and President of UCD from 2004 to 2013.  

A graduate of University College Dublin (UCD), Professor Brady trained in general medicine and nephrology, and was awarded PhD and MD degrees for research in renal physiology and molecular medicine, respectively. His academic career as a physician-scientist included positions at Harvard Medical School, the University of Toronto and UCD. He is an international authority on the pathogenesis of renal inflammation and diabetic kidney disease. 

Professor Brady is a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the Queen’s University Belfast, an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Anaesthetists in Ireland and the Robert Menzies Medal from the University of Melbourne.   

Professor Brady is a non-executive director of Kerry Group plc; a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU); and chair of Ireland’s Public Health Reform Expert Advisory Group. He has also served as a member of Ireland’s Higher Education Authority; chair of the Irish Universities Association; chair of the Universitas 21 Network of global research universities; member of the Western Gateway Partnership Board, and was a non-executive director of ICON plc from 2014 to 2022. 

Get to know our new President, Professor Hugh Brady, as he sits down for a chat with Dr Jess Wade

Meet President Hugh Brady

Get to know our new President, Professor Hugh Brady, as he sits down for a chat with Dr Jess Wade.