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The Medical Sciences Board has made the following appointments to Associate Headships of Division:

  • Professor Sasha Shepperd, Nuffield Department of Population Health, will take on the role of Associate Head (Personnel)
  • Professor David Vaux, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, will take on the role of Associate Head (Education)

Sasha ShepperdThe Associate Heads work closely with Alastair Buchan, Head of Division and Dean of the Medical School, to support all the departments within Medical Sciences and to act as knowledgeable and experienced colleagues in furthering the Division’s various agenda.  Associate Heads normally chair committees and lead work related to their area of responsibility and also represent the Division’s interests on central University boards and committees.

Professor Alastair Buchan, Head of the Medical Sciences Division and Dean of the Medical School, commented: “I am very pleased to welcome Sasha and David to the Divisional Office team, and look forward to working with them in their new capacity as Associate Heads. I’m certain that their experience will be beneficial and they will be excellent advocates for our staff and students’ views and concerns.”

David VauxProfessor Sasha Shepperd said: 'I am delighted to be appointed. I look forward to working with colleagues to continue the initiatives led by Professor Irene Tracy, and to contribute to new initiatives to ensure sustained growth and promote diversity.'

Professor David Vaux said: "I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve, in a new capacity, the medical school that trained me many years ago.  I am looking forward to the challenges and rewards of this new role, and working with colleagues old and new to ensure that all of our courses provide an exemplary education for all of our students, both undergraduate and graduate, across the Medical Sciences Division."