New Dean appointed to lead Health and Wellbeing faculty

30th January 2018

Sheffield Hallam University has appointed Professor Alison Metcalfe as the new Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean for the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

Professor Metcalfe is currently Professor of Health Care Research at King's College London, where she was also Vice Dean for Research for seven years. After qualifying as a registered nurse, she undertook a joint honours degree in biology and psychology, discovering a fascination for science and the implications of the work in the laboratory for the patients she nursed. Following her PhD and post-doctoral work in immunology and biomolecular science, she started a career in research management in the NHS, before taking up a position at the University of Birmingham to undertake post-doctoral work in nursing. Professor Metcalfe went on to become a senior research fellow at the University and led the implementation of a nursing and physiotherapy research strategy prior to joining King's in 2011. Professor Metcalfe will officially join Sheffield Hallam on 1 April. Confirming the appointment, Professor Chris Husbands, Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University said: "I am delighted to announce that Professor Metcalfe is joining Sheffield Hallam. I know she is excited for the opportunity to build on the faculty's success and contribute to its future development. "She has excellent experience and has played leading roles in healthcare research at prestigious institutions. I look forward to working with her as we continue to deliver the priorities set out in our University Strategy." Professor Metcalfe said: "Sheffield Hallam is a world-class University in a brilliant city. I am excited by the prospect of working with the Vice-Chancellor and new colleagues in the faculty and across the University. "The Health and Wellbeing Faculty is well established and hugely successful, with some world-leading initiatives and projects already planned including the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre. "I feel incredibly privileged to be able to help support these projects going forward and to develop partnerships across the University, city region and beyond."

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