Professor David Jones is a Pro-Vice-Chancellor and holds the Chair in Biomaterial Science at Queen’s University Belfast’s School of Pharmacy (UK). He has a DSc in Biomaterial Science, PhD in Pharmaceutics, BSc in Pharmacy and a BA in Mathematics and Statistics. His research concerns the characterisation, formulation and engineering of pharmaceutical materials/dosage forms and biomedical devices. He is the author of three textbooks, 10 patents and over 400 research papers. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Statistician and a Chartered Chemist and is a former Royal Society Industry Fellow.