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Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine specialises in Cancer Sciences (CS), Clinical and Experimental Sciences (CES), Human Development and Health (HDH) and Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education (PPM).

In 2018, we opened the Centre for Cancer Immunology, the UK’s first and only centre dedicated to cancer immunology research. Our other research centres include the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit and the Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration.

We are a national leader in medical education, investing in multi-disciplinary research teams and creating opportunities for external collaborations. We have a reputation for translating new findings to clinical practice and for quality research. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2021):

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Key people

Dean of Faculty, Medicine: Professor Diana Eccles

Executive Assistant to the Dean: Marsha Barnett

Faculty Director of Graduate School: Dr Tracey Newman

Associate Director of Faculty Operations: Adrian Reyes-Hughes

Faculty HR Business Partner: Ruth Nash

Head of Faculty Finance: Ardel Richardson

Faculty Academic Registrar: Frances Nyland 

Deputy Head of Faculty Education: Professor Sally Curtis

Deputy Head of School - Research: Professor Edd James (CS)

Deputy Head of School - Research: Professor Roxana Carare (CES)

Deputy Head of School - Research: Dr Nick Evans (HDH)

Deputy Head of School - Research: Professor Nick Francis (PPM)

Associate Deans 

Associate Dean of Education: Dr Jane Wilkinson

Associate Dean of Research: Professor Diana Baralle 

Associate Dean of Enterprise: Professor Ying Cheong

Associate Dean of International: Dr Ruihua Hou and Professor James Batchelor

Head of Schools

Head of Cancer Sciences: Professor Jon Strefford

Head of Clinical and Experimental Sciences: Professor Salim Khakoo

Head of Healthcare Enterprise and Innovation: Dr Cheryl Metcalf

Head of Human Development and Health: Professor Philip Calder

Head of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education: Professor Julie Parkes

Director, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit: Professor Cyrus Cooper

Director, Wessex Institute: Lynn Kerridge

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