Professor Anne Ridley FRS appointed Head of School
Press release issued: 6 July 2017
Professor Anne Ridley FMedSci FRS has been confirmed as our new Head of School
Professor Ridley is currently Head of the Cell Motility and Cytoskeleton Section in the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics at King’s College London. She will succeed Professor Chris Paraskeva as Head of School when she takes up her post in January 2018.
Professor John Iredale, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Health said "We are delighted that Professor Ridley has chosen to join us in Bristol. She is an exceptionally talented researcher and an outstanding mentor and role model. Her appointment will help all of us in the School and Faculty drive further excellence in our research and teaching."
Professor Ridley’s academic career has included postdoctoral research at MIT and at the Institute of Cancer Research in London, a professorship at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at UCL and, since 2007, a post as Professor of Cell Biology at King’s College London. Her awards include the British Society of Cell Biology’s Hooke Medal and the Lilian-Bettencourt Prize for the Life Sciences.
She became a fellow of the Royal Society of Biology in 2009, and a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2012. She became an honorary fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society in 2014 and a fellow of the Royal Society in 2017.
Professor Ridley has said of her appointment “I am delighted to be coming to the University of Bristol to take on the role as Head of the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. I am really looking forward to working with all my new colleagues in the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences.”.