Clive is an Emeritus Professor of Microbiology at the University of Liverpool where he was involved in research, teaching and management at departmental and institutional level. As Director of Postgraduate Research for the University for four years he has acquired considerable expertise in supervision, management and recruitment of PhD students. Nationally, he was Deputy chair of the BBSRC Training and Awards Committee which allocates a large budget as PhD studentships and postdoctoral and professorial fellowships. He was a member of the NERC Strategy and Innovation Science Board for 4 years that was responsible for funding national capability in UK natural and environmental sciences.
Clive has an extensive research record that includes publication of over 140 peer reviewed research papers, three books and the award of £4M externally funded research grants. He has also been Editor of two leading international microbiology journals. He has significant expertise in teaching and learning in HEIs and has been external examiner at a number of UK universities. Appointed as an Independent Governor in 2013, he has been Chair of the Board since January 2017.
Clive is also Chair of all of Edge Hill’s subsidiary companies and of the Nominations Committee besides being a member of the Resources Committee.