Professor Michael Arthur is the former President and Provost of University College London. Prior to this, Professor Arthur was also Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds. He is a hepatologist with research interests in liver cell biology and was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences in Southampton. Professor Arthur has a significant national and international profile. He was Chair of the Advisory Group for National Specialised Services (NHS) and a long-standing member of the Council of the Medical Research Council. He is currently Chair of the Russell Group EU Advisory Group and a Board Member of LERU (League of European Research Universities).