10 January 2014 13:09

Lancaster University is pleased to announce that Professor Neil Johnson will join its senior team.

Neil, who is currently Pro-Dean Education at the Warwick Medical School and a General Medical Practitioner, will join Lancaster as Dean of Health and Medicine in August 2014.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark E. Smith welcomed the new appointment.

“Neil has extensive experience in the development and leadership of medical education, the NHS and links to biomedical sciences. I am confident that he will help us achieve our future ambitions in the pursuit of outstanding biomedical, medical and social scientific research and education.”

Health and medicine at Lancaster brings together several key areas including ageing and neurodegenerative disease, end of life care, public health, mental health and infectious disease.

Professor Neil Johnson "I am absolutely delighted to be joining the team at Lancaster.  The University and Faculty already have excellent reputations for both teaching and research and as a result I believe the Faculty should be very ambitious about its future.  I very much hope that the experience I can bring will support the Faculty in its next phase of development and to achieve its rightful place nationally and internationally."