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The Medical Sciences Board confirms the following appointments to the position of Head of Department:

  • Professor David Paterson, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, succeeding Professor Peter Robbins, from 1 October 2016 until 30 September 2021
  • Professor Irene Tracey, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, succeeding Professor Christopher Kennard, from 1 October 2016 until 30 September 2021
  • Professor Nigel Emptage, Department of Pharmacology, following a period as Interim Head and in succession to Professor Antony Galione, until 30 September 2021
  • Professor Richard Hobbs, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences (reappointment, until 30 September 2021)
  • Professor John Geddes, Department of Psychiatry (reappointment, until 30 September 2021)

Professor Alastair Buchan, Head of the Medical Sciences Division and Dean of the Medical School, commented: “I look forward to working with all the new and reappointed Heads during the next few years, and am confident that David, Irene, Nigel, Richard and John will lead their departments from strength to strength. I thank the outgoing Heads, Peter and Chris for their dedicated efforts and outstanding contributions to the University and wish them continued success.”

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