Professor Jane Francis

Professor Jane Francis, Dean of the Faculty of Environment), has announced that she is to leave the University to take up an appointment as the new Director of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).

Commenting on her appointment Jane Francis said: “I am very much looking forward to taking up this position in such a prestigious organisation as the British Antarctic Survey. Polar science is a really exciting area to work in and there are a lot of great opportunities for BAS, in partnership with the UK polar community, to lead the way in addressing some critical challenges to our understanding of how polar systems operate.”

Jane will take up her new post on 1 October 2013. 

An announcement has also been made on the BAS website

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