Malcolm Anderson’s untimely death has touched the lives of so many people.
The many tributes that have been received from past and present students are testimony to how highly he was regarded not just as an outstanding teacher and researcher but also as someone who was caring and unstinting in the time he would give to all.
The sense of loss his University colleagues feel at his passing cannot be measured but is insignificant next that felt by his family and close friends. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies remain with them.
As a University we take the wellbeing of all our staff extremely seriously. All staff can access support, information, advice and specialist counselling through our employee assistance programme, which is a free and confidential service available 24/7 365 days a year.
We urge anyone who has any concerns regarding workload to raise them with their line manager, in the first instance, so all available advice and support can be offered.
We will also consider what further action is appropriate in light of this tragic case in order to ensure the future wellbeing of our staff and students.