Interim Executive Dean announced

Professor Mark Kearney has agreed to take on the role of Interim Executive Dean for the Faculty of Medicine and Health until the end of August 2022.   

Professor Mark Kearney will remain Dean of the School of Medicine in addition to his new role

A profile picture of Professor Mark Kearney in the Sustainability Garden. Uploaded March 2021.

He has held leadership roles within the School of Medicine for many years and is currently the Dean of the School – a role he will retain during the interim period. 

His appointment aligns with the timing of Professor Paul Stewart starting his new role as the Vice-Chancellor's Adviser on Health Policy. 

Professor Kearney said: “From all of us in the faculty, I would like to thank Paul for his energy, passion for our students and research, and helping us to change the way we think about ourselves and our potential as a Medical School and faculty. 

“While staying as Dean, I will hand the day-to-day running of our school to Professor Laura Stroud. She will be supported by our brilliant institute directors and the rest of the school team, who have supported us all so much during the past few years.

“In the next 18 months, I hope to use our Vice-Chancellor’s template of collaboration across our faculty to achieve more impact for some of the most vulnerable members of society. Our VC is committed to our whole University collaborating to reduce inequalities at a local, national and global level.”

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