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Renowned neuro-oncology Professor retires after 41 years

Renowned neuro-oncology Professor retires after 41 years

A renowned neuro-oncologist has retired from the University of Wolverhampton after a long and fruitful career.

Professor John Darling has spent 41 years in higher education, including 17 years with the University of Wolverhampton in a number of senior positions.

Professor Darling was instrumental in establishing the Neuro-oncology Research Centre, a leading centre set up to identify the genes that trigger the toughest brain tumours and develop new forms of chemotherapy to attack them.

As a leading figure in the field of brain tumour research, the work he has undertaken alongside his team has contributed to this under-funded cancer gaining a greater profile and attracting more funding for further research.

Professor Darling said that other career highlights included the University achieving its best REF results in 2014 while he was Dean of Research, as well as watching the research landscape change in a positive and progressive way.

“I have very much enjoyed my time with the University of Wolverhampton and will miss my colleagues. The University is a fine institution with a lot of good people and I have no doubt that the future for research here is very bright.”

Professor Darling will continue to be active as an Emeritus Professor at Wolverhampton in his field of cancer research.

The University community wish him all the best for the future and Professor Tracy Warr is currently acting as the Interim Director of the Research Institute in Healthcare Science and the Unit of Assessment Coordinator for UoA3.



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