Pro-Vice Chancellor to take on new focus

Posted by rmt22 at Mar 16, 2016 10:18 AM |
Professor Martin Barstow, who is currently Head of the College of Science and Engineering, will soon be taking up a new focus on significant institutional projects.

As Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Science Projects), Martin will lead the development of new strategic initiatives in the physical and natural sciences and engineering, including those that will generate collaborations with other colleges.

Among these initiatives will be developing the new Research Institute of Space and Earth Observation Science, along with working with internal and external partners to develop ideas which will help to realise our strategic aim to create a National Space Park.

President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Boyle has praised Martin’s past, present and future contributions to our university, and said: “As the first Head of the College of Science and Engineering, Martin helped develop and realise the vision of how colleges could and should be successful. His new focus on these key projects will be just as important to our future.”

Professor Barstow said: “It has been a great privilege to be Head of the College of Science and Engineering and I would like to thank everyone for the support I have been given during the past seven years. While I am somewhat sad to be moving on from a role that I still enjoy, this new opportunity focuses on a number of exciting new challenges which I hope will contribute significantly to the development of our University.”

In order to ensure the continuing effective leadership of the College, a new post, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Science and Engineering, will be created and advertised for internal applicants later this month.

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