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Malcolm Skingle

Malcolm Skingle

Director of Academic Liaison - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), UK

For more than a decade he has managed Academic Liaison at GSK managing staff in Stevenage, Research Triangle Park and Philadelphia.

Malcolm Skingle has a BSc in Pharmacology/Biochemistry and a PhD in Neuropharmacology. He has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for all of his working life and has gained a wide breadth of experience in the management of research activities. Part of his former role as a research leader in a Neuropharmacology department involved co-supervising collaborations with academics in the UK, Europe and USA. He has more than 70 publications including articles on the interface between industry and academia.

In his role as Academic Liaison Director at GSK he manages a team in Stevenage and Philadelphia. His role involves close liaison with several groups outside the Company e.g. Government Departments, Research and Funding Councils, Small Biotechnology Companies and other science-driven organisations. He sits on many external bodies including BBSRC Council, the UKRI Infrastructure Advisory Committee, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, Exeter University Council and several UK University Department advisory groups.

He also chairs several groups including the Science and Industry Partnership, the Diamond (Synchotron) Industrial Advisory Board, the NC3Rs Crack-It panel and the ABPI group working on academic liaison.

Malcolm has also been awarded a CBE in the 2009 Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of his contribution to the pharmaceutical industry as well as an Honorary Professorship from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham and honorary DSc degrees from the Universities of Hertfordshire, Dundee and Brunel. He is also an honorary fellow of the British Pharmacological Society and a fellow of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College.