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Professor Debra Salmon named as new Dean of the School of Health Sciences

Professor Salmon is well-known in the sector for her research in public health and inequality.

by Sophie Cubbin (PR and Communications Manager)

Professor Debra Salmon has been appointed as the new Dean of the School of Health Sciences at City, University of London. 

Debra SalmonJoining City in September 2015 from the University of West of England, Bristol (UWE, Bristol) to take up the role of Deputy Dean of the School of Health Sciences, Professor Salmon will take over from Professor Stanton Newman, who joined the School in 2010.

Professor Salmon is well-known in the sector for her research in public health and inequality. This has included evaluation of community-based interventions to improve public health in a wide range of settings. In addition, she is also recognised for influencing policy and practice through educational innovation.

After training as a nurse, Professor Salmon read for a BA in Sociology at Warwick University and an MSc in Policy Studies at Bristol University. She completed her PhD at UWE, Bristol, going on to hold several strategic roles at the University, including a period as Head of Department for Nursing & Midwifery.

Professor Sir Paul Curran, President of City, University of London, said:

I am delighted to welcome Debra to City’s Senior Leadership Team. Debra brings extensive experience in health and nursing to the role. This will strengthen the School’s reputation as a leading healthcare education provider, building on the outstanding achievements of Professor Stanton Newman.

Professor Salmon said:

I am very pleased to be taking up the role of Dean at such a pivotal time for the School and for the wider healthcare environment. I am excited to be working with colleagues who are exceptionally dedicated, skilled and innovative, both in terms of the high quality teaching they provide and the world leading research they produce. 

“One of my key priorities will be to strengthen the School’s existing external relationships and seek out opportunities to develop new partnerships, particularly with healthcare providers across London and the South East.

“Embedding these relationships will ensure our research and education translates into improvements in health practice. Through our students we will see the establishment of an outstanding and critical workforce, equipped to meet future healthcare demands and lead on improvements to public health and patient care.

“I am confident the School will be in a position to realise its vision of becoming the country’s leading healthcare education provider, and I look forward to the opportunity to lead on this mission in the coming years."

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