Professor Terence Kealey has been Vice-Chancellor at the University since April 2001. He trained initially in medicine at Bart’s Hospital Medical School, London, and on qualifying he specialised in clinical biochemistry. He studied for his doctorate at Oxford University, where he worked first as a Medical Research Council Training Fellow and then as a Wellcome Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science. After 4 years in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, he moved to Cambridge University to lecture in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry. He left after 13 years to come to Buckingham. He was awarded his Professorship in March 2011.
As a clinical biochemist Dr Kealey researched into human experimental dermatology, studying inflammatory skin scaling and other aspects of human skin cell biology. He published around 45 original peer-reviewed papers and around 35 scientific reviews, also peer-reviewed. He was funded by government, charitable and industrial sources.