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Internal News - 02 August 2005

New Dean and Heads of Department

There is one change of faculty Dean and two changes of Heads of Department in the new academic year.

Professor Geof Wood takes over as the new Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, as his predecessor Professor Ian Jamieson becomes full time Pro-Vice Chancellor for Learning & Teaching. Professor Wood is replaced as Head of Economics and International Development by Professor John Sessions, an economist specialising in labour economics and industrial organisation.

Before coming to Bath, Professor Sessions worked at Loughborough and Brunel Universities, and held visiting positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, the Universite-Pantheon-Assas Paris II, France, and the University of Trier, Germany.

The other new Head of Department is Professor David Bird, who takes over from Professor John Davies as Head of Physics.

Professor Bird specialises in condensed matter physics; surface structure, surface chemistry and catalysis; and high-energy electron diffraction theory. In his spare time he is a keen Arsenal supporter.

A full list of heads is below:

Faculty of Science (Dean – Professor Christopher Jennison):

Biology & Biochemistry – Professor Jonathan Slack

Chemistry – Professor Laurie Peter

Computer Science – Professor Peter Johnson

Mathematical Sciences – Professor Gene Ryan

Pharmacy & Pharmacology – Professor Anthony Smith

Physics – Professor David Bird

(The Chair of Programme for Natural Sciences is Dr Mike Threadgill)

Engineering & Design (Dean – Professor Alan Day):

Architecture & Civil Engineering – Professor Tim Ibell

Chemical Engineering – Professor Barry Crittenden

Electronic & Electrical Engineering – Professor John Taylor

Mechanical Engineering – Professor Tony Mileham

Humanities & Social Science (Dean – Professor Geof Wood):

Economics and International Development – Professor John Sessions

Education – Dr Yolande Muschamp

European Studies and Modern Languages – Professor Roger Eatwell

Psychology – Dr Mark Brosnan

Social & Policy Sciences – Dr Glennys Howarth

The Dean of the School of Management is Professor Andrew Pettigrew

The Acting Director of the School for Health is Professor Peter Redfern.