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Appointment of a new Head of Division for Health Sciences

We are delighted to announce that Professor Amy Grove has been appointed as Head of Division for Health Sciences, following a competitive process

Amy is a psychologist, and a clinical and organisation scientist. She spearheads an innovative programme of research on evidence-based interventions in surgery. In clinical science, Amy evaluates health technologies and health and social care interventions for policy makers. She holds Directorships for NIHR Technology Assessment Reviews, the Evidence Synthesis Group, and the Applied Health Research Collaboration West Midlands at WMS. Amy partners with WMG, WBS, CEDAR, the NIHR School for Public Health, Coventry City Council, UHB, UHCW, and SWFT. She is the lead for the West Midlands Applied Health Services Network Rapid Review Centre, working with Integrated Care Boards. Amy teaches over 150 clinical trainees and supervises 40+ postgraduate students and is an active champion of colleagues, who is keen to grow our own to achieve sustained success for individuals in the Division.

Sudhesh Kumar, Dean of Medicine, said. “I look forward to welcoming Amy into the role at the beginning of April and working with her on her future plans. I am enormously grateful to the time and energy Paramjit Gill has devoted to the role of Head of Division since 2019, successfully seeing the Division through the pandemic and the REF 2021. We will no doubt all continue to benefit from his quiet, extensive wisdom.”

Amy said, “I am excited to get started in my new role as Head of Division for Health Sciences on 3 April and will share my initial goals and plans over the coming weeks. I would also like to thank Paramjit for his hard work and dedication. I look forward to continuing to work with him and all of our wonderful Health Sciences colleagues in my new capacity.”

Paramjit said, “I would like to thank all my colleagues in the Division of Health Sciences for their support and hard work over what has been a challenging few years. I wish Amy all the very best for the future in taking up the mantle as the new head of division and I look forward to continuing to work alongside her and our fantastically talented academics.”