New Dean takes over science at University of Portsmouth

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THE University of Portsmouth has appointed an appropriately-named new Dean for its Faculty of Science.

Professor Tara Dean took up the role at the start of this month after four years working as the university’s director of research.

Professor Graham Galbraith, vice-chancellor at the university, said: ‘I am delighted that we have appointed Tara to this position.

‘Her deep knowledge and love of science combined with her excellent research track record and considerable academic experience makes her the ideal choice to be Dean. I’m confident that under her leadership the faculty will continue to grow in strength and profile.’

Prof Dean has a PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry from King’s College London and an MSc in epidemiology: principles and practice from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Prof Dean said: ‘I’m very excited about leading the Faculty of Science at Portsmouth.

‘This is a large faculty with an excellent reputation for both education and research.

‘I look forward to working with all the staff to strengthen our position further.’

Prof Dean arrived at the university in 2000, joining the newly-formed School of Postgraduate Medicine, securing her chair in 2007.

In her time at the university she has also been associate head of the School of Health Sciences and Social Work.