Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
The Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences has strategic responsibility for leading and managing the academic faculty to enable fulfilment of the University’s vision and strategy across education, research, enterprise development, internationalisation, community engagement and campus development.
Role and responsibilities
The Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences:
- delivers strategic plans to address challenges, build on strengths and realise opportunities for the faculty and its Schools across teaching and research within the University’s strategic ambitions and constraints
- understands and supports the distinctive nature of the disciplines and interdisciplinary opportunities within the Faculties and Schools
- Stimulates a working environment within the faculty that is supportive of staff, embraces change and encourages active engagement and a positive contribution from staff
- Oversees the delivery of new academic structures across the faculty that will best facilitate the academic leadership teams to implement University strategy.
Professor Jeremy Tavaré (he/him) became Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences in August 2023.
Professor Jeremy Tavaré's biography
Jeremy Tavaré studied Biochemistry at Bristol (BSc 1982, PhD 1986), was then a Medical Research Council (MRC) Travelling Fellow at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Dallas, before returning to Bristol as a British Diabetic Association Senior Research Fellow from 1991 to 2001. His research focuses on the role of protein kinases in glucose transport and in cancer. He became Professor of Biochemistry in 1999. He co-founded ProXara Biotechnology Ltd, a cancer drug-discovery company, in 2001, and was Non-Executive Director of Bioganix plc from 2008 to 2009, when it was sold. He has had several roles at the MRC including as Deputy Chair of their Physiological Systems and Clinical Science Board (2003-06), Chair of the Non-Clinical Training and Careers panel (2016-20) and Chair of the Doctoral Training Programme awards panel (2021). He is currently Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the MRC London Institute of Medical Science on the Imperial College Campus, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Science Creates Outreach and Trustee for the North Somerset Sports Club.
Expenses are published every 6 months for all members of the Executive Group. Download Professor Tavaré's expenses.
View the management and organisational structures at the University.
Personal insights from the Executive Group on the projects they're working on.