Professor Davies was born in in Pengam, South Wales and was stimulated to pursue a career in Anatomy, while studying for a Ph.D. in Cambridge. He was appointed Lecturer in Anatomy at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in 1983, Senior Lecturer in Anatomy at St Georges’ Hospital Medical School in 1989, Reader in St George’s in 2001 and has been Professor of Anatomy at Imperial College London since 2008.
Professor Davies served two terms on the board of the Human Tissue Authority and is Past President of the Anatomical Society. He is currently President of the Institute of Anatomical Sciences and Inspector of Anatomy for Ireland. He is actively involved in postgraduate education and is a Member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Professor Davies’ major research interests lie in the fields of neuroscience and clinical anatomy. He has published widely on these subjects in peer-reviewed journals and lectured internationally. His outside interests include wine, particularly claret, gardening and collecting and repairing antique furniture and clocks.