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Previous Vice-Chancellor

Professor Don Nutbeam, PhD, FFPH.

Professor Nutbeam is a world-leading researcher who has helped to lead the University of Southampton to become an even more innovative institution
Professor Don Nutbeam

Professor Don Nutbeam is an internationally renowned expert on public health, who has contributed substantially to national and international policy over his thirty year research career. A University of Southampton alumnus, Professor Nutbeam returned to the University as Vice-Chancellor in 2009 to lead us through a period of unprecedented growth and innovation. He was instrumental in helping to develop our Vision 2020 strategy, and in leading the first steps towards achieving those ambitious goals.

He also remained actively involved in public health research during his time as Vice-Chancellor, continuing his work with colleagues internationally on health literacy, and the social, economic and environmental determinants of ageing.

Notable achievements:

Professor Nutbeam announced in July 2014 that he would be stepping down from his post at some point in the next two years, stating “I am fully focused on the future success of the University and I will continue to devote myself to pursuing the ambitions expressed in our refreshed Vision 2020 strategy during my remaining tenure.”

Read about the current Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, who will succeed Professor Don Nutbeam from October 2015.

Vice-Chancellor's remuneration

Details on the Vice-Chancellor's remuneration are available online.

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