Professor Nigel Hooper
Professor Nigel Hooper, Dean of the Faculty of Biological Sciences, will be leaving Leeds at the end of April 2014.
Professor Hooper is to take up a new position as the Chair of Cell Biology in the Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health in the Faculty of Medicine and Human Sciences at the University of Manchester.
A key aspect of this appointment is to take on a leadership role in developing an interdisciplinary approach to dementia research in Manchester.
Vice-Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands says: This is an exciting opportunity for Nigel to develop and expand his own research and to play a leading role in an area of science which he cares about deeply and which is particularly strong in Manchester.
I am sorry that Nigel will be leaving Leeds but I do understand his reasons for wanting to immerse himself in his research and to take on this new challenge. Nigel came to this University 32 years ago as an undergraduate student and has remained here ever since. He has been a leading scientist, a Head of School and, latterly, a highly effective Dean of the Faculty of Biological Sciences. I would like to thank him for his many contributions to the life and work of the University and I wish him and his family all the very best for the future.