Phil Cox

Professor Phil Cox BSc, PhD

Head of School of Engineering

Professor Phil Cox originally decided to be a Biologist and studied for a degree in Applied Biology and Biotechnology. He then gained a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from the SERC Centre for Biochemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. Eventually, he was enticed into food research and worked in the Groups headed by Professors Fryer and Norton. Ultimately, he started his own research group – The Bio/food group – and had a number of international industrial collaborations and projects.

In 2015 he was offered a more senior role at the University of Wolverhampton where he established a new Chemical Engineering department and collaborative courses with the School of Sciences.

In 2020, Phil joined the University of Greenwich as Head of Engineering and now leads seven disciplines across engineering and the built environment. Away from work Phil enjoys all aspects of the outdoors and climbing.