Professor Lesley Cohen and Dr. Wayne Mitchell will be taking up the role of Associate Provost for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) from 1 September 2023, for a term of two years.
Reporting to the Provost, as the Associate Provosts (EDI) Professor Cohen and Dr. Mitchell will share the duties of the post, bringing additional capacity to support the EDI agenda. They will lead on the EDI strategy, in line with Imperial’s wider strategy. They will champion EDI across the Imperial community, helping to facilitate cultural change.
Professor Markus Perkmann has accepted appointment as Vice-Dean (Research & Faculty) for the Imperial College Business School for an initial three-year term, effective from 1 July 2023.
In this role, Professor Perkmann will be responsible for leading and enhancing the research strategy and culture of the Business School, as well as overseeing recruitment, development and promotion for academic staff. He will also work closely with other Vice-Deans across the College to foster interdisciplinary research collaborations and partnerships.
Professor Liz Lightstone, Department of Immunology and Inflammation, has been elected as the Professorial Staff Member on Imperial’s Council for the period 1 September 2023 to 31 August 2025.
Professor Lightstone was appointed as a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the then Royal Postgraduate Medical School in 1995 and was promoted to Professor of Renal Medicine in 2014. She is an Honorary Consultant Physician at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and since 2018 has been the Deputy Campus Director for Hammersmith and White City. Professor Lightstone has been the Faculty of Medicine Clinical Consul since 2019 to the end of August 2023, and will be a Proconsul from 1 September 2023 to 31 August 2026.
Professor Deborah Ashby will take up the role of Interim Dean for the Faculty of Medicine, from 1 August, following Professor Jonathan Weber’s retirement as Dean at the end of July. Professor Weber will continue in his role as Director of our Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) until further notice. Professor Ashby has agreed to take up the role on an interim basis for 12 months, while recruitment continues for the position, and will therefore be stepping down from her role as Director of the School of Public Health.
Professor Neil Ferguson has agreed to take on the position of Interim Director of the School of Public Health from 1 August, while recruitment takes place for Professor Ashby’s replacement.