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New structure within UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences

18 August 2011

The new UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS) structure took effect on 1 August 2011.


This new structure will improve representation of the Faculty's core strengths and interests at all levels and will lead to greater devolution of budgetary control. This will be coupled with a greater commitment to supporting multidisciplinary and cross-faculty working.

The new Faculties of 'Brain Sciences', 'Population Health Sciences' and 'Medical Sciences', have replaced the old Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, and will sit alongside the existing Faculty of Life Sciences.

Geoff Dunk has been appointed as Faculty Manager for Brain Sciences and Paul Phibbs as Faculty Manager for Population Health Sciences.  Loren Moyse will continue as Faculty Manager for Life Sciences. The post of Faculty Manager for Medical Sciences is currently vacant and is in the process of being recruited.

The Faculty Managers will report to the faculty Deans and work with the senior academics of the Faculty to ensure that their Faculty maintains effective, efficient and economical research, teaching, services and facilities. 

The new faculty Deans are: Professor Alan Thompson, Dean of the Faculty of Brain Sciences; Professor Graham Hart, Dean of the Faculty of Population Health Sciences, Professor Patrick Maxwell, Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences and Professor Mary Collins continues as Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences.

The new School structure also incorporates a range of Research Domains, which were introduced last year.These Domains will host workshops, forums and events for communities drawn from across UCL and partner trusts.

Related links:

SLMS homepage
Research Domains