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Professor Mark Emberton appointed Dean of UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences

14 May 2015

UCL is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Mark Emberton to the position of Dean, UCL Faculty of UCL Medical Sciences, replacing Professor David Lomas from 1 August 2015.

Mark Emberton

The Faculty of Medical Sciences brings together UCL Medical School and six UCL Divisions and Institutes, creating a powerhouse of medical science research and teaching. It is one of four Faculties within the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences.

Professor Emberton is currently Director of the UCL Division of Surgery & Interventional Science, a position he has held since April 2012. In addition, he is Professor of Interventional Oncology at UCL and Honorary Consultant Urologist at University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH).

Leading an internationally recognised research group which looks at better diagnosis and treatment for men with prostate cancer, Professor Emberton is a major grant holder, a frequent speaker at international meetings and has published over 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

During his time as Director of the UCL Division of Surgery & Interventional Science, he has re-structured the Division into 3 broad research themes: Materials and Tissue; Tissue and Energy; and Nanotechnology. Each research theme looks to the surgery of the future: where implants will interact or be replaced by the patient's own tissue; where beams of energy will replace surgeons' knives; and where organs will be engineered to order.

Commenting on his appointment, Professor Emberton said: "I look forward to this fantastic opportunity to lead the Faculty through the next exciting stages of its development, and to further develop our renowned medical science research and teaching programmes."

Professor Sir John Tooke, current Vice-Provost (Health) and Director of the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences who will be retiring this summer, said: "I welcome this appointment and have the utmost confidence in Mark to lead the Faculty of Medical Sciences, and make a strong contribution as part of the wider UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences leadership team. I am sure the School will continue to go from strength to strength with such leaders at the helm, building on its already formidable reputation."



  • Professor Mark Emberton