Paul Thompson (rector)
|Rector of the Royal College of Art|
|Preceded by||Sir Christopher Frayling|
|Born||9 August 1959|
|Alma mater||University of Bristol
University of East Anglia
During 2001–09, Thompson was Director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, USA. In 2009, he took up his current post at the Royal College of Art. He is a Trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and on the Board of Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford. He is a member of the Wellcome Collection Programme Advisory Committee at the Wellcome Trust, London. He is an Adjunct Professor at Imperial College's Institute for Global Health Innovation and co-directs the Helix Centre with Professor Lord Ara Darzi. The Helix Centre is a design research centre based in St Mary's Hospital, London.