Faculty of Medicine Academic Executive Team

Four Vice-Deans have been appointed in the Faculty of Medicine, with effect from 1 August 2013, following a review of the Faculty’s internal governance structure.

Professor Gavin Screaton has been appointed as the Vice-Dean for Academic Development.    Working closely with the Dean, he will be responsible for the development of strategic plans and their implementation

Professor Lord Darzi has been appointed as Vice-Dean of Health Policy and Engagement.  He will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the Faculty strategy for Health Policy and Engagement.

Professor Jonathan Weber has been appointed as the Vice-Dean for Research.  He will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the Faculty and AHSC Research strategy.

Professor Jenny Higham has been appointed as the Vice-Dean for Education and Institutional Affairs.  She will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of education and institutional affairs at the Faculty of Medicine and will also deputise for the Dean in his absence.

Professor Dermot Kelleher as Dean has overall responsibility for the strategic and academic direction of the Faculty of Medicine with a specific focus on translational strategy and development, while the Vice-Deans will be responsible for the delivery of the Faculty’s core mission in their respective areas, reporting to the Dean.

The Julia Higgins Medal and Awards

The College has established the Julia Higgins Medal and Awards to recognise individuals and departments that have made a significant contribution to the support of academic women at the College, selected by a subcommittee of the Academic Opportunities Committee.

The 2013 Julia Higgins Medal has been awarded to Professor Lesley Cohen, Head of Solid State Physics in the Department of Physics, and this was celebrated at the May 2013 Postgraduate Degree Awards ceremony.

The 2013 Julia Higgins Certificates have been awarded to the NHLI and the Department of Chemistry.

The Medal and Awards are named in honour of Professor Dame Julia Higgins FRS, FREng, Professor of Polymer Science, now a Senior Research Investigator in Chemical Engineering, and previously Dean of the City and Guilds College and Principal of the Faculty of Engineering.

Call for Nominations for the 2013 Awards

Nominations are now invited for the 2013 Awards. Nominations should recognise those who have made an outstanding contribution to the creation of a ‘level playing field’ for women academics over an extended period of time.

A nomination form is available at: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/equality/staffnetworksandcommittees/aoc/juliahiggins

Please send completed nomination forms to Professor Dot Griffiths, Chair of the Academic Opportunities Committee (d.griffiths@imperial.ac.uk), by Monday 30 September 2013.

Election of College Consuls

Professor Peter Lindstedt, Professor of Thermofluids in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected to succeed Professor Morris Sloman as one of the Consuls for the Faculty of Engineering and the Business School from 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2016.

Professor Desmond Johnston, Chair of Endocrinology in the Department of Medicine, has been elected to succeed Professor Simon Taylor-Robinson as the Clinical Consul for the Faculty of Medicine from 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2016.

Professor Andrew Parry, Professor of Statistical Physics in the Department of Mathematics, has been elected to succeed Professor Robin Leatherbarrow as one of the Consuls for the Faculty of Natural Sciences from 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2016.

Professor Nigel Gooderham, Professor of Molecular Toxicology in the Department of Surgery and Cancer, and the current Senior Consul, has been elected to continue for a further year from 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014.

The full list of Consuls for 2013- 2014 is below:

Senior Consul – Professor Nigel Gooderham

Faculty of Engineering and Business School – Professor Peter Lindstedt

Faculty of Engineering and Business School – Professor Richard Jardine

Faculty of Medicine (non-clinical) – Professor Myra McClure

Faculty of Medicine (clinical) – Professor Desmond Johnston

Faculty of Natural Sciences – Professor Andrew Parry

Faculty of Natural Sciences – Professor Richard Thompson