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Clinical researcher joins York St John as Dean of Health & Life Sciences

Professor Pam Dawson has joined York St John University as the new Dean of the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences.

Professor Dawson joins York St John from Northumbria University where she held the post of Associate Dean in the Faculty of Health, Community & Education Studies. She has an impressive track record in high quality teaching delivery and also in clinical research in physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Professor Dawson has extensive experience of collaborating with a wide range of partners, including NHS Trusts, the Department of Health, and other public, private and voluntary sector organisations. She has also established and built up a portfolio of professional development programmes internationally, as well as within the UK.

Speaking on her arrival at York St John, Professor Dawson said:

“I am thrilled and privileged to join York St John, a distinctive and special organisation. I am very much looking forward to working with colleagues to take the Faculty and the University forward.”

Professor David Fleming, Vice Chancellor of York St John University added:

“I am delighted to welcome Professor Dawson to York St John. Her energy and enthusiasm in both academic and clinical settings brings a wealth of expertise to the role and to colleagues she will be working alongside.”

York St John University is highly regarded for its work within the arena of health and life sciences, with provision in health care practice, psychology, counselling and sports. The Faculty of Health & Life Sciences has developed expertise and continuing professional development in a wide range of areas from sports coaching, to service improvement delivery and within research in areas such as mental health. Professor Dawson takes up the position as Dean of the Faculty following the recent retirement of Pauline Gacal.

For further information please contact Amy Hall, PR & Communications Officer on T: 01904 876466 or E: a.hall@yorksj.ac.uk