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Appointment of a new Dean to WMS

Warwick Medical School appoints a new Dean of Medicine

We are delighted to announce that Professor Gavin Perkins has been appointed as Dean of Medicine for Warwick Medical School. He will commence his post from 1 August 2023.

He will succeed Professor Sudhesh Kumar OBE who will step down after over eight years serving the WMS community as Dean and many more years than that as a senior leader within the School.

Many of you will already know Gavin who has been Director of Warwick Clinical Trials Unit since 2017 and Deputy Dean since September 2022.

He is a senior clinical academic with over 25 years’ experience of serving the National Health Service and universities in the Midlands. He has excelled in his clinical and academic practice with national and international awards attesting to his professional standing. He has also recently received prestigious recognition from Clarivate as a highly cited researcher where he joins the ranks of the top 1% of scientists in the world.

Professor Sudhesh Kumar said. “Gavin is an excellent choice as Dean for WMS. As a member of the Dean’s Executive and Senior Management group he has played a central role in co-creating the School’s strategic plan. He has a deep understanding of the School’s context and complexities which along with his enthusiasm and commitment place him in a strong position to provide the stable leadership the School requires as well the ability to refine and deliver the WMS 2030 plan.”

Professor Gavin Perkins said. “It will be an honour to serve our community and lead the School as Dean. I relish the opportunity to take the School’s reputation for educational excellence and world leading impactful research to the next level. We have so many talented people at WMS who I look forward to working with closely in the coming years.”