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Director of Biomedical Research to Head Manchester Faculty

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The Director of one of the country's major biomedical research centres is to join the University of Manchester as Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.

Professor Graham Lord will also take up the role of Executive Director of the Academic Health Science Centre as part of Health Innovation Manchester.

Professor Lord is a Director of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and will join the University in early 2019 to lead the Faculty, which has more than 11,000 students and 3,200 staff. The faculty also represents the largest medical school in the country and provides extensive postgraduate taught programmes, as well as being the largest supplier of healthcare graduates to the NHS in the north-west of England.

Commenting on the announcement, President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, said: "Graham has a highly impressive background in delivering major biomedical research projects and is a clinician scientist of great distinction. Along with his background, his passion for education and enthusiasm for the opportunities we have here in Manchester made him a natural choice to lead the Faculty."

Professor Lord added: "With its devolved healthcare system, Manchester is a unique environment to conduct research and work in partnership to deliver real improvements to people's health. The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health is a huge contributor to that process - educating and training thousands of students each year and delivering world-class research. It is a great challenge with an outstanding faculty which I am very much looking forward to leading."