Appointment of Dean - Faculty of Medicine and Health

Professor Paul Stewart has been appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health and will take up the post on 1 August 2014.


Working in partnership with the Dean of Dentistry, the Head of the School of Healthcare and the Head of the School of Psychology, Professor Stewart will support the development of the individual schools and promote educational and research synergies across the Faculty.

He will combine this role of Faculty Dean with his current post of Dean of Medicine and Head of School and new management and governance arrangements will be put in place to ensure the proper stewardship of the Faculty and its component schools.  These arrangements will be discussed over the next couple of months and be in place from 1 August.

In his present post, Professor Stewart is driving through an exciting programme of change, building excellent relationships with the NHS, delivering a flagship undergraduate MBChB programme and scaling up research success in biomedical science.  In his new role, and as a member of the Faculty Management Group (FMG) and the University Strategy Group, he will have the opportunity to continue this work whilst building broader links across the Faculty and between Medicine and Health and the other faculties.

Professor Peter McWilliam will stand down as Dean of Medicine and Health on 31 July 2014. The Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands said, "I take this opportunity to thank Peter for his tremendous work on behalf of the Faculty over the past 6 years, and his wider contributions to FMG and the Strategy Group."

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