Nick Brown (academic)

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Nick Brown
Born 4 December 1962 (age 56)
Alma mater
Scientific career
Fields Ecology
Institutions
Thesis Dipterocarp regeneration in tropical rain forest gaps of different sizes
Doctoral advisor Timothy Charles Whitmore
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Nicholas David Brown (born 4 December 1962) is a British botanist and academic. Since 2010, he has been Principal of Linacre College, Oxford.[1][2] He is also a Commonwealth Scholarship Commissioner.[3]

Early life and education

Brown was born on 4 December 1962 in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, England.[4] He completed the International Baccalaureate at UWC Atlantic College in Wales from 1979 to 1981.[5] He then studied geography the University of Cambridge (Churchill College) between .[4][5] From 1986 to 1990 he studied for a DPhil in Forest Ecology under the supervision of Timothy Charles Whitmore at the University of Oxford (Linacre College).[5][6] His thesis was entitled "Dipterocarp regeneration in tropical rain forest gaps of different sizes.".[7] He has also completed a diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.[8]

Career and research

Brown was a lecturer at Manchester University from 1989 and then from 1992 to 2010 he was a lecturer in forestry at the University of Oxford.[4][9][10][11]

In 2010 he took office as the fourth principal of Linacre College, Oxford.[1][2]

Since 2014 he has been a Commonwealth Scholarship Commissioner acting as chair of awards policy committee.[3]

Since 2015 he has been the chair of the University of Oxford buildings and estates sub-committee and serves on the planning and resource allocation committee of council.[12][13] He also chairs the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter and the Science Area Advisory Boards.[14][15]

Personal life

Brown is married to Dr Roosa Leimu-Brown, a University Lecturer at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford.[16][17] Brown's hobbies include sailing.[18]

References

  1. ^ a b "Dr Nick Brown elected as next Principal of Linacre". News. University of Oxford. 18 November 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b "College history | Linacre College". University of Oxford. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Dr Nick Brown – GOV.UK". gov.uk. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "BROWN, Dr Nicholas David". Who's Who 2016. Oxford University Press. November 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "Nick Brown | LinkedIn". www.linkedin.com. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  6. ^ Burley, Jeffery; Mills, Roger A; Plumptre, Robert A; Savill, Peter S; Wood, Peter J; Wright, Howard L. "A History of Forestry at Oxford University". British Scholar. 1 (2): 236–261. doi:10.3366/brs.2009.0007.
  7. ^ Brown, N. D. (1 January 1990). "Dipterocarp regeneration in tropical rain forest gaps of different sizes". Thesis --University of Oxford.
  8. ^ "Nick Brown". ResearchGate. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Dr ND Brown". People. Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford. February 2014. Archived from the original on 12 January 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Oxford Forestry Institute – Annual Report 1994". University of Oxford. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Plant Sciences Staff". 28 March 2015. Archived from the original on 28 March 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Buildings and Estates Subcommittee Membership". Buildings and Estates Subcommittee Membership. University of Oxford. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Connecting Oxfordshire: Local Transport Plan 2015–2031" (PDF). Oxford Futures. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  14. ^ "ROQ Advisory Board (ROQAB)". ROQ Advisory Board (ROQAB). University of Oxford. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  15. ^ "Science Area Advisory Board (SAAB)". Science Area Advisory Board (SAAB). University of Oxford. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  16. ^ "Dr Roosa Leimu Brown | Plants for the 21st Century Institute". University of Oxford. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  17. ^ "TEST for Africa". testforafrica.com. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  18. ^ "European Outdoor Conservation Association | About Us | Who We Are". European Outdoor Conservation Association | About Us | Who We Are. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Paul Slack
Principal of Linacre College, Oxford
2010–present
Incumbent
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