Professor Duncan Craig will become the Dean of the Faculty of Science from 1 March 2023, following approval by Council.

Duncan is currently Interim Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences at UCL following his position as Director and Chair in Drug Delivery at the UCL School of Pharmacy.

Professor Ian White, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bath, said:

“I would like to congratulate Professor Craig on his appointment, and look forward to warmly welcoming him back to the University of Bath early next year in his role of Dean of the Faculty of Science.

“The breadth and depth of Professor Craig’s experience, across research and education, and in leadership at UK and international levels, will benefit both the Faculty and the University. We are delighted to have him join Bath during a most exciting time as we implement our ambitious strategy.”

Professor Duncan Craig said:

“I am extremely excited to be moving back to the University of Bath to join a dynamic and forward-looking leadership team. The Faculty of Science has a wealth of talent and potential in both research and education, and I look forward to working with colleagues both within the Faculty and across the University.”

Duncan is an alumnus of the University of Bath, having graduated with a BPharm (Hons) in 1984. Professor Craig then went on to study for a PhD at UCL, before taking up a chair at Queen's University Belfast. He then moved to the University of East Anglia (UEA) to set up the new School of Pharmacy before working for the Vice-Chancellor's Office at UEA as Director of Internationalisation.

Professor Craig has won numerous prizes including the GlaxoSmithKline International Achievement Award, the Controlled Release Society Young Investigator Award and the British Pharmaceutical Conference Science Award. A founding member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Assembly, he was also Chair of the Pharmacy Schools Council from 2019-2022, the representative body that comprises the heads of pharmacy schools within the UK.