Month: February 2024

Head of the Department of Surgery and Cancer

Professor George Hanna FMedSci has accepted an extension to his appointment as Head of the Department of Surgery and Cancer until 31 January 2027.

Professor Hanna is currently Head of the Division of Surgery within the department and holds a chair in Surgical Sciences. Professor Hanna’s clinical work is based at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in oesophageal and gastric cancer surgery.

The current interest of his laboratory revolves around volatile organic compounds analysis to investigate molecular drivers of volatile biomarkers and develop a non-invasive breath test as a platform technology to detect gastrointestinal cancers. He leads an NIHR Health Technology Centre in In-Vitor Diagnostics.

Registrar and University Secretary

Following the recent appointment process, Richard Martin has accepted appointment as Registrar and University Secretary, with effect from 1 March 2024.

Richard will combine the responsibilities of University Secretary (Central Secretariat, Legal & Regulatory, Risk and Corporate Compliance) with his current role leading Academic Services.

He will report to the President as University Secretary (and also to the Chair of Council as Clerk to Council) and to the Provost as Registrar leading the Academic Services Group.

Richard began his career in Higher Education as a Graduate Management Trainee at Imperial in 2000, becoming Deputy Faculty Administrator for the Faculty of Engineering in 2003 and then moving to work at UCL and in Australia where he was responsible for establishing UCL’s first overseas campus in Adelaide as Chief Operating Officer of UCL Australia.

Richard returned to Imperial in 2011 to take up the role of Faculty Operating Officer for the Faculty of Engineering, after which he served as Director of Transformation and most recently Director of Academic Services.