University College London

UCL is London’s Global University, a research and teaching powerhouse in the heart of the capital.

UCL is home to more than 4,000 academic and research staff, many of them at the very forefront of their disciplines.

The university is committed to using the breadth of its expertise to address complex and systemic challenges in the environmental, intellectual, cultural, scientific, economic and medical spheres. A key element of the UCL Research Strategy, therefore, is to facilitate cross-disciplinary research, bring our excellent specialisms together and optimising their impact.

UCL recognises that climate change is one of the most profound challenges facing humanity, and that it will require an unprecedented degree of cross-disciplinarity and partnership – this includes contributing to the work of the London Climate Change Partnership.

If you would like to benefit from UCL’s excellent discovery and analysis, please contact the Office of the UCL Vice-Provost (Research)

Ian Scott PhD, Office of the UCL Vice-Provost

Ian Scott is Principal Facilitator of UCL’s Grand Challenges programme, a university-wide initiative creating and delivering innovative cross-disciplinary activity within four societally-directed institutional ‘Grand Challenges’: Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Intercultural Interaction, and Human Wellbeing. Related responsibilities include development of proposals for Provost support of new cross-disciplinary communities of interest at UCL, in the form of networks, centres and institutes.

Ian joined UCL in 2009 from the Wellcome Trust, where he held responsibility grants programmes relating to Neuroscience and Mental Health, Population and Reproductive Health, and UK-former Soviet bloc collaboration. Before joining the Wellcome Trust in 1987 he did postdoctoral research on calcium in neuronal and lymphocyte cell activation in Dundee, Helsinki and London. Ian is a graduate of the Universities of Liverpool (BSc Biochemistry) and Bristol (PhD Skeletal muscle mitochondrial metabolism).