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.