Having graduated with a BSc from Portsmouth University, and a PhD from the University of Southampton, Dr Ken Mills is now Professor of Experimental Haematology at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology in the School of Medicine, Queen’s University, Belfast. Professor Ken is well known to the Isle of Man where he is Vice Chair of the IoM Anti-Cancer Association, and Chair of the Scholl Academic Centre based at the hospital. Dr Mills is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, and until 2021 was the Chair of the Northern Ireland Council.
A respected academic and ‘gentle giant’ in his field, Professor Mills has published over 200 hundred peer reviewed papers and book chapters. He has been influential in the teaching of new students across undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral levels in biomedical science, medicine, cancel biology and bioinformatics. To our University College, Professor Ken is the Chair of the Research Panel, steering crucial decisions in Higher Education, and is a regular contributor to the #UCMtalks series.
It is no surprise that the Governors have decided to recognise Professor Mills for his magnificent contribution to world-knowledge and specifically, for local Isle of Man engagement, and for his astounding influence upon the minds of the next generation of Cancer Researchers. Professor Mills exemplifies the qualities of an Honorary Fellow, utilising his skills and knowledge for the Island community and our University College, and empowering generations of students to push themselves and achieve greater things beyond their expectations.