Professor John Darling will take up the post on July 1 following the retirement of the present Dean, Professor Patrick Robotham.
Professor Darling is Professor of Biomedical Science and is currently the University of Wolverhampton’s Director of the Research Institute in Healthcare Sciences (RIHS). He has been with the University since 2001.
He is one of the leading figures in the field of brain tumour research in the UK and his current work focuses on how brain tumours start and why they are so resistant to therapy. He believes that understanding these factors is the key to the future treatment of the disease.
He said: “I am delighted to be appointed as the Dean of the School of Applied Sciences. I am particularly keen to think of ways of engaging citizens and showing people how science can affect their lives for the better.”
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