Professor Clare Williams, the current Deputy Head (Research) of the School of Social Sciences, has been appointed Dean of Research. Clare’s background is in medical sociology, with a particular interest in the social, ethical and clinical implications of innovative medical technologies
In her new role Clare will work closely with the Vice-Principal Research, Geoff Rodgers, supporting and implementing the University's strategies in a range of areas including research information and data management; research ethics and integrity; research leave; open access and BURA.
Commenting on her new role, Professor Rodgers said "I am delighted at Clare’s appointment. As we take forward our research agenda through the transformational change process, her support and leadership will be critical to ensuring our research is increasingly high quality, discoverable and engaged with the needs of wider society."
Professor Williams, who will be giving her inaugural lecture 'Born This Way? Selective reproduction and new medical technologies' on the 27 February, said "I am very much looking forward to working with colleagues across the University on developing and enhancing both our individual and University research profiles."