Month: February 2015

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Professor Gavin Screaton FMedSci, currently Vice Dean (Academic Development) in the Faculty of Medicine, has accepted appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, with effect from 1 March 2015.


Since Professor Screaton joined the College in 2004 as the Chair of Medicine, a position he continues to hold, he has served as Campus Dean for Hammersmith, and Head of the Department of Medicine (formerly Division of Medicine), before becoming Vice Dean in 2013. He holds a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award, and his research currently focuses on the immunology of infectious disease with particular respect to dengue virus infection.


Professor Screaton is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, a member of the Association of Physicians and was made a Founder Senior Investigator in the National Institute for Health Research. He sits on funding panels at the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council.  He is an honorary consultant physician at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.


Professor Screaton will succeed Professor Dermot Kelleher FMedSci, Vice President (Health), who will take up appointment as the new Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, Canada, on 1 September 2015. The College will now begin the search for a successor to Professor Kelleher as Vice President (Health).


John Neilson

College Secretary & Registrar