Tim Peakman OBE PhD
Tim is currently Chief Operating Officer at the University of Leeds. Prior to this he spent 14 years at
UK Biobank (www.ukbiobank.ac.uk) where he was Deputy Chief Executive and was responsible for
establishing the processes, organisation and systems involved in the successful operation of the
project. During this time, he established UK Biocentre to make the expertise and infrastructure
developed for UK Biobank more widely available to the biomedical community. He was also
responsible for setting up the NIHR National Biosample Centre in Milton Keynes and Oxford. After
his doctoral studies, he spent 10 years working in the pharmaceutical industry on humanised
antibodies and later, the molecular mechanisms of pain and epilepsy.
Tim was awarded an OBE in 2014 for series to medical science.