Christopher Edwards (clinician)

Sir Christopher Richard Watkin Edwards FRSE FMedSci (born 12 February 1942) is a former Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University.

Sir Christopher Edwards
Christopher Richard Watkin Edwards

(1942-02-12) 12 February 1942
Alma materChrist's College, Cambridge
Scientific career
WebsiteOfficial website


Educated at Marlborough College and Christ's College, Cambridge,[2] Edwards became senior lecturer in medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London in 1975, Professor of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 1980 and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 1991.[3] He was appointed the first Principal of the Imperial College School of Medicine in 1995 before becoming Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University in 2001.[3]

After retiring from Newcastle University in 2007 he became Chairman of the Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust.[4] Since 2012 he has also been a trustee at the Planet Earth Institute.[5]

He was appointed a knight bachelor in the 2008 Birthday Honours.[6]


  1. England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007
  2. Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4081-1414-8
  3. "Sir Christopher Edwards". Debretts. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  4. "Sir Christopher Edwards". Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  5. "Our team". Planet Earth Institute. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  6. "No. 58729". The London Gazette. 14 June 2008. p. 1.
Academic offices
Preceded by
James Wright
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Succeeded by
Chris Brink
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