Category: Medicine

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Professor Deborah Ashby has accepted the appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, for a term of five years, effective from 1 January 2024.  Professor Ashby has been the interim Dean since 1 August 2023 following Professor Jonathan Weber’s retirement as Dean. 

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine is responsible for all aspects of the Faculty’s strategy, operations and finances. As Dean, Professor Ashby will also be a member of Imperial’s Council and its University Management Board (UMB).  

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Director of the School of Public Health

Professor Neil Ferguson has accepted appointment as Director of the School of Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine, with effect from 1 August 2023 for a term of five years.    

Reporting to the Interim Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Professor Ferguson will provide strategic vision, direction and leadership to the School of Public Health and will ensure that appropriate plans, management and governance structures and practices are in place.  

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Interim Head of the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI)

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. 

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Vice-Dean (International Activities) for the Faculty of Medicine

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.

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Associate Dean for Educational Partnerships for the Faculty of Medicine

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.

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Vice-Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Medicine

Professor Graham Cooke has accepted appointment as Vice-Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Medicine, with effect from 1 March 2023, for a period of three years.

As a member of the Faculty of Medicine’s senior leadership team, the Vice-Dean (Research) works closely with the Dean: sitting on the Faculty Management Board, chairing the Faculty Research Committee, and holding responsibility for communicating and promoting research collaboration internally and externally.

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Head of the Institute of Clinical Sciences and Director of the Medical Research Council London Institute of Medical Sciences

Professor Wiebke Arlt has accepted appointment as Head of the Institute of Clinical Sciences – one of the departments in Imperial’s Faculty of Medicine – and Clinical Chair in the Faculty of Medicine. Professor Arlt will also be the new Director of the Medical Research Council (MRC) London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS). Professor Arlt will take up both posts on 1 January 2023.  

As Director of the MRC LMS, Professor Arlt will be responsible for delivering the LMS vision, providing strategic and scientific leadership to maintain existing and shape future excellence, including through the partnership with Imperial. 

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