Dr Malcolm Skingle


Dr Malcolm Skingle has a BSc in Pharmacology/Biochemistry and a PhD in Neuropharmacology.

He has gained a wide breadth of experience in the management of research activities, and has more than 60 publications including articles on the interface between industry and academia.

For more than two decades, Dr Skingle has been the Academic Liaison at GSK, managing staff in the UK and US.

His role involves close liaison with several groups outside the Company, e.g. Government Departments, Research and Funding Councils, Small Biotechnology Companies and other science-driven organisations.

He sits on many external bodies, and several UK University Department advisory groups.

He also chairs several groups including the Diamond (Synchotron) Industrial Advisory Board, the Science Industry Partnership addressing skill needs for scientists, and the ABPI group working on academic liaison.

Dr Skingle was awarded a CBE in the 2009 Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of his contribution to the pharmaceutical industry.

Other awards include an honorary professorship from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, and honorary degrees from the Universities of Dundee and Hertfordshire.