Save this page

Professor Sir Peter Mathieson

Peter Mathieson was educated in Cornwall and graduated in medicine with First Class Honours from the University of London in 1983.

Banner image for About us site area

peter mathiesonPeter was awarded a PhD by the University of Cambridge in 1992 and became Director of Studies for Clinical Medicine at Christ’s College, Cambridge following this.

In 1995 Peter moved to Bristol as the foundation Professor of Renal Medicine at the University of Bristol where he was later appointed Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry in 2008. He practised as a consultant nephrologist in the NHS in Bristol for 19 years. In April 2014, Peter assumed office as the President and Vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, a post he held until January 2018. He was knighted for services to higher education in 2023.

Peter is currently the Principal of the University of Edinburgh.

Peter's reappointment runs from 4 November 2023 to 3 November 2026.

Register of Interests