Founding Director of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute to lead new Faculty of Life Sciences at Bristol
12 January 2018
Professor Jeremy Tavaré will take up the role of Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bristol, on 1 August 2018.
Professor Tavaré, founding Director of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research (2012-2017) and the current Director of Research (Health & Life Sciences) at the University of Bristol, is ideally placed to lead the new faculty which will bring together the schools of Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Cellular & Molecular Medicine, Experimental Psychology, and Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience.
The creation of the new Faculty of Life Sciences is part of the University’s Vision and Strategy to become a life sciences destination for students, academics and research funding.
Commenting on Professor Tavaré’s appointment and the creation of the new faculty, Vice-Chancellor Professor Hugh Brady, said:
‘Bristol has long been recognised as a centre of Life Sciences. The University is at the heart of that, not least because of our world-leading research and the relationships we have with the city’s specialist teaching hospitals, but also our close connection with the BBC’s Bristol-based Natural History Unit.’
‘The new Faculty of Life Sciences will stimulate even greater collaboration across all elements of the life sciences, from the cellular and molecular through to the social and societal, enhancing our reputation for research-rich life sciences education and teaching.’
‘Professor Tavaré is a world-class scientist and a natural leader. He is held in high-esteem by the research and university community and is the most natural choice to lead the new Faculty of Life Sciences and implement this vision for the University.’
Professor Tavaré said:
‘It is a great honour to be appointed to such a pivotal role at the University. I look forward to working with schools to foster greater collaboration between our talented researchers, enhance the student experience and to strengthen Bristol’s position as the UK centre for Life Sciences.’
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