Professor Marston is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at Northumbria University. He was born and raised in Newcastle and educated at Newcastle Royal Grammar School before graduating in Chemistry from Oxford, where he also took his doctorate. George’s research interest is in atmospheric chemistry. He spent two years at NASA /Goddard Space Flight Centre, and after a brief spell as a Lecturer in Earth Observation Science at the University of Leicester, George joined the University of Reading where he held a number of senior academic roles. He joined Northumbria University in 2014, and is responsible for driving world-class research excellence, increasing Research Grant and Contract Income, and leading the Facilities and Estates team.