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Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

New Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

On 1 September 2014, a new Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine will be established at King’s.

The Faculty will be formed as the result of the merger of elements of the School of Biomedical Sciences with the School of Medicine. Two components of the former School of Biomedical Sciences - the Divisions of Developmental Neurobiology and Wolfson Centre for Age Related Diseases, will merge with the Institute of Psychiatry, to form the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), bringing King’s Neuroscience into a single structure.

The merger of the two Schools brings together basic, translational and clinical scientists to provide new cross-divisional research collaborations. It will also optimise the deployment of teaching expertise across the new Faculty.

The education portfolio of the new Faculty consists of undergraduate biomedical science degree programmes together with health professions programmes including: Nutrition & Dietetics, Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy. The Faculty also has an expansive postgraduate taught programme portfolio with around 40 programmes covering basic science, programmes for health professionals and pharmacy/pharmacology. Postgraduate research programmes span the Faculty’s Academic Divisions.

The newly established Schools of Bioscience Education and Medical Education, headed by Dr Ian McFadzean and Professor Stuart Carney are responsible for the delivery and management of education for our students. 

The College has appointed Professor Simon Howell, currently Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences as its first Dean of the Faculty. An announcement will be made in due course about the long term appointment to this role.

Professor Anne Greenough’s term of office as Head of the School of Medicine, as planned, ends on 31 August 2014.

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