Professor Vince Emery is Senior Vice-President (Global) and Professor of Translational Virology at the University of Surrey. Professor Emery leads the University of Surrey’s international strategy seeking to catalyse and expand international research networks, student and staff mobility, to foster teaching collaborations, and to realise transnational educational opportunities. He also held the position of Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) from March 2015 to May 2016.
Before joining the University of Surrey in 2012, Professor Emery was Pro-Provost for Africa and the Middle East, Vice-Head of the Graduate School and Professor of Virology at UCL where he still holds an Honorary Professorship.
His current virology research aims to provide a holistic approach to understanding viral infections in immune compromised hosts, such as HIV-infected patients and transplant recipients. During his career he has obtained in excess of £25 million in grant money from Government agencies in the UK and the USA, from charitable organisations and the private sector. Professor Emery has an H-index of 64, his work has been cited over 10,500 times and he is a named inventor on five patents in the area of biotechnology and molecular diagnostics.