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New EBI Director from 1 August 2017

17 March 2017

following an open, internal, competitive appointment process, Professor Rachael Gooberman-Hill has been appointed to the role of Director of Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, which she will commence on 1 August 2017.

Rachael is Professor of Health and Anthropology in the School of Clinical Sciences and currently leads the STAR Programme of Research to improve treatment for long-term pain after knee replacement as well as numerous other research projects. She also works on the Engaged University Steering Group, the Ethics of Research Committee, the Digital Health Steering Group, and the School of Clinical Sciences Equalities Committee.

Prof Jeremy Tavare has done an excellent job in leading the Institute since its inception in 2011. During his tenure EBI has established itself as an asset to this institution in building collaborative research activities, providing seed-corn funding for early career and established staff and secured significant external funding particularly through the Welcome Trust ISSF funds. Jeremy will now take up the position of Director of Health Research in the University.

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