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Dr Tom Hall appointed head of school

13 April 2017

Glamorgan Building Cardiff University
The Glamorgan Building, home of the School of Social Sciences

Dr Tom Hall has been appointed as the Head of the School of Social Sciences.

He succeeds Professor Amanda Coffey, who took on her new role as Cardiff University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience & Academic Standards in September 2016.

This new role will task Dr Hall with responsibilities for the strategic direction and leadership of the School of Social Sciences. He previously held the role of the School’s Director of Postgraduate Research.

Speaking of his new role, Dr Hall said: “I am delighted to be taking on this new responsibility and look forward to working closely with colleagues over the coming months to plan the School’s size, shape and outlook. Established in 1999, the School will come of age in 2020 and I would like us to reach that significant milestone with confidence and certainty about who we are, what we do and what we stand for.”

Dr Hall has been an academic member of the School since it was first established, coming to Cardiff from Cambridge University. A member of the British Sociological Association, Dr Hall has previously served as the BSA Treasurer and as Editor of the BSA’s flagship journal, Sociology. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute and a Fellow of the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research Data Methods.

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