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New Head of School of Medicine

26 February 2018

Siladitya Bhattacharya

Professor Siladitya Bhattacharya has been appointed as the new Head of the School of Medicine, where he will oversee all of the School’s activities as it looks to build on its outstanding track record in research, teaching and engagement.

Professor Bhattacharya will take over from the Acting Head of School, Professor Ian Weeks, in May 2018.

On taking up the post, Professor Bhattacharya said: “I am looking forward to joining Cardiff University’s School of Medicine and working with an extraordinarily talented group of colleagues to deliver outstanding teaching and research which has a real impact on the health and wellbeing of people in Wales and beyond.

“I am confident that the School will build on its existing strengths to deliver the scientific advances and clinical training necessary to support the highest quality of health care.”

Professor Bhattacharya is currently Professor of Reproductive Medicine in the University of Aberdeen and has significant leadership responsibility as Director of the University’s Institute of Applied Health Sciences. His major research interest is in the field of reproductive epidemiology and evaluation of interventions in reproductive medicine, particularly infertility.

Chief investigator in a portfolio of reproductive health trials, Professor Bhattacharya currently serves on several national and international committees relating to reproductive medicine. He also has extensive experience of teaching and programme development for undergraduate and postgraduate medical curricula.

Professor Gary Baxter, Pro Vice-Chancellor for the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, said: “I’m delighted that Professor Bhattacharya is taking up the role of Head of the School of Medicine. He will bring a wealth of leadership, teaching and research experience to the position and I look forward to working with him to shape the School’s future activities.

“I would also like to express my thanks to Professor Ian Weeks who will continue to serve as Acting Head of School until early May when Professor Bhattacharya takes up his position.”

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