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.
Karen Foster took up the role of Director of Strategic Programmes & Change on Tuesday 2 May.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, in this role Karen will provide essential leadership to programmes and projects to deliver improvements to systems and processes. Leading the Strategic Programmes & Change Team (formerly known as the Change and Operational Improvement team) and working closely with the Chair of the Operations and Infrastructure Committee and other Professional Services Leaders, she will develop and oversee the delivery of the portfolio of improvement projects that are required to ensure that our Professional Services delivers a world-class support service.
Professor Clare Lloyd FMedSci, has accepted the appointment of Interim Head of the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) with effect from 1 June 2023, for an initial period of six months, or until a new Head is identified and appointed.
Professor Lloyd joined Imperial in 1999 as a Welcome Senior Research Fellow, and was promoted to Professor of Respiratory Immunology in 2006. She was the NHLI’s first Institute Lead for Women from 2008-2014. Professor Lloyd is currently Vice-Dean (Institutional Affairs) for the Faculty of Medicine.
Professor Franklin Allen will take up the role of Interim Dean of the Imperial College Business School, from 1 September 2023, following the departure of Professor Francisco Veloso who will be leaving Imperial at the end of August to take up the position of Dean at INSEAD Business School. Professor Allen will be working closely with Professor Veloso over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition into the role.
Reporting to the Provost, as the Interim Dean Professor Allen will be a member of the University Management Board. He will be responsible for leading the Business School, including promoting their profile internationally and fostering excellence in research and education.
Professor Neena Modi has accepted appointment as Vice-Dean (International Activities) for the Faculty of Medicine, for a period of three years from 1 April 2023.
As a member of the Faculty of Medicine’s senior leadership team, the Vice-Dean (International Activities) reports to and works closely with the Dean. They lead the Faculty’s international partnership activities in research and education, including activities related to the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The Vice Dean (International Activities) sits on the Faculty Management Board and plays a key role in identifying and determining Faculty of Medicine strategy, especially on prospective and ongoing international partnerships. Where appropriate, they will deputise for the Dean with regards to these activities.
Dr Emma Keeling has accepted appointment as Associate Dean for Educational Partnerships for the Faculty of Medicine for a period of three years from 1 March 2023.
Reporting to the Vice-Dean (Education) for the Faculty of Medicine, in this role Dr Keeling will be responsible for developing new educational partnerships expanding Imperial’s national and international educational offering outside of West London. Dr Keeling will provide strategic and operational oversight of the Cumbria School of Medicine project up until its formal opening and will be responsible for the ongoing relationship with the Nanyang Technological University Singapore, through the joint Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.