Prof Phil Stephens
Professor Phil Stephens is currently Professor of Cell Biology and Dean of International for the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences at Cardiff University. He moved to Cardiff University in 1994 as Post Doctoral Researcher having obtained a first class honours degree and a PhD from Leeds University. Subsequently he established the Wound Biology Group with a clinical colleague. He was previously Vice Dean (Research) at the School of Dentistry, Cardiff University and Chair of the Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair. His research interests are in the fields of oral progenitor cells, differential wound healing, ageing, tissue engineering, animal replacement model systems and cellular imaging. Within these areas he has managed research projects (Research Council, Charity and Industry) totalling over £4.5 Million, published widely, obtained patents and his group has won many National and International prizes. Externally he works closely with organisations such as the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research and reviews grant applications and manuscripts for numerous national and international funders/journals. He is currently setting up an overarching tissue biobank at Cardiff University to support research in both academic and industrial settings.