Rob Aitken

Rob Aitken

Assistant Principal, Technology and Skills at West College Scotland (2019 – Present)


Working with learners, apprentices and employers to support science, engineering and construction across the west of Scotland.

Previously Rob was Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research & International at York St. John University (2017-2018), and before that Head of the School of Life Sciences / Professor at the University of Glasgow (25 years).

Rob received 2 degrees from the University of York (DPhil Biological Sciences and a BSC in Biochemistry) and continues to hold broad-ranging interests in science and pedagogy, reflected by membership of the Biochemical Society, the British Society for Parasitology, the Microbiology Society, and the British Society for Immunology, and being a fellow Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.