Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
Iain Cameron is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. After graduating in Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, he underwent postgraduate clinical and research training in obstetrics and gynaecology, and reproductive medicine, in Edinburgh, Melbourne and Cambridge.
The Dean of Medicine
He held the Regius Chair of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Glasgow from 1993 and moved to Southampton in 1999. His main clinical and research interests are reproductive endocrinology, the treatment of sub-fertility and investigation of the impact of the maternal environment on early pregnancy.
Iain is a member of the Scientific and Ethical Review Group, Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, World Health Organisation; a member of the Executive Committee, and Chair of the Medical Staffing Sub-Committee, Medical Schools Council; and a member of the Boards of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) and the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO).
Professor Tim Elliott is an Associate Dean in Medicine, with responsibility for directing the Faculty's research. He joined the University of Southampton from the University of Oxford in 2000, to take up the post of Chair of Experimental Oncology.
Tim led the RAE submissions for Medicine, and has taken a leading role in developing the University's new cross-faculty, interdisciplinary Institute for Life Sciences, of which he is now Deputy Director.
He was amongst the key group of immunologists who developed studies of antigen presentation at the molecular level during the 1980s - work considered to be the fundamental foundation of much of the recent research that is making a significant impact on new and ongoing cancer vaccine trials.
Tim has published more than 100 papers in the field of molecular immunology; was visiting lecturer of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, University of Edmonton, Alberta; and recently held a visiting Professorship at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam.
He sits on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Immunology, Current Molecular Medicine, Medical Hypotheses and Research, Cellular Calcium, Current Chemical Biology; and has held appointments on Scientific Advisory boards at the Wellcome Trust, the Association of International Cancer Research, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, and Symphogen.
Richard Oreffo holds the chair of Musculoskeletal Science and is co-founder of the Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells & Regeneration. He is Associate Dean (International and Enterprise) within Medicine.
Richard leads a multi-disciplinary research group focused on developing strategies to repair bone and cartilage using stem cell technology and innovative scaffolds for orthopaedic application and on understanding bone development including the role of epigenetics in musculoskeletal diseases.
He was appointed to Research Council for Health of the Academy of Finland in 2008 and is currently Deputy Chair of the BBSRC Healthy Organism Panel and former member of ARC Research Committee. He currently serves on the UK National Stem Cell Network Advisory Committee, and on the editorial boards of seven journals including Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, European Cells and Materials and Regenerative Medicine.
In 2009 he was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Biology. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and 20 contributed reviews/book chapters and holds five patents. In December 2010 he led a group together with Smith and Nephew (Orthobiologics) which was awarded the Medical and Healthcare Sector of the Engineer Technology and Innovation Award 2010 and the overall Engineer Grand prix award 2010. He is co-editor of a new book Epigenetic Aspects of Chronic Diseases, published in June 2011.
Dr Chris Stephens is responsible for Education and Student Experience in the Faculty. He is also a University Director of Education. He leads the development and implementation of Medicine's educational strategy, student recruitment, educational innovation, educational quality assurance and enhancing the student experience.
Chris led the expansion of Medicine at the University from an intake of 150 students in 1998 to around 250 in 2011. He also helped develop our widening access to Medicine project, our four-year graduate programme, the introduction of the BMedSc and Master in MedSc degrees, as well as the inter-professional education across Southampton and Portsmouth Universities. He has written a number of papers around leadership development and staff development, supervised a number of students undertaking educational research.
In 2003 Chris was appointed as a GMC visitor and is part of a team assessing the quality of undergraduate medical education. He has taken part in eight QABME GMC reviews of different medical schools as well as the accreditation of the foundation programmes of two NHS deaneries. Internationally, Chris has undertaken a number of consultancies, working with medical schools in Brunei, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Faculty Operating Officer
Adrian joined the University in June 2011 as the Operational Manager for the National Institute for Health Research Design Service. Prior to that he held various senior leadership roles within the NHS including an executive director role within an east London NHS Trust, Director of Policy and Standards at the UKCC (forerunner of the Nursing & Midwifery Council), and Clinical Director for Multi-Channel Services at NHS Direct. Adrian has worked with the Department of Health in developing various health policy initiatives and in setting up the NHS Choices. He has extensive experience in leading and developing health care strategies and managing complex organisations. Adrian is an external assessor for the NICE-NHS Evidence accreditation scheme
Faculty Finance Officer
Chris, a CIMA-qualified accountant joined the University in 2005, heading the Finance team for the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, as it was known. He now leads the Faculty of Medine's Finance team, with responsibilities including pre and post-award research financial administration and non-research financial accounting.