The Faculty of Health appoints new heads of school in Nursing and Midwifery and in the School of Allied Health Professions
The Faculty of Health at the University of East Anglia has appointed new heads of school in Nursing and Midwifery and in the School of Allied Health Professions.
Professor Val Lattimer is appointed Head of School for Nursing and Midwifery. Professor Lattimer was, until recently, Professor of Health Services Research, Deputy Head of School and Director of Research in the School of Health Sciences (a merged School covering Nursing
) at Southampton University. Professor Lattimer, who has an excellent record in research into access to primary care, with funding from the National Institute of Health Research, Health Technology Assessment and Service Delivery & Organisation programmes, takes up her appointment from1 February 2010.
The new Head of School for Allied Health Professions is Professor Jacqueline Collier (pictured), who will take up her appointment in April.
Professor Collier is a Health Professions Council (HPC) registered health psychologist, a registered nurse and has a Masters in Medical Statistics. She is also Professor of Health Services Research and Deputy Head of School, in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy at Nottingham University. Her areas of research interest are mainly in child and maternal health.
Both Professor Lattimer and Professor Collier will be full members of the Faculty’s Health and Social Science Research Institute, which is directed by Professor Val Pomeroy.
Professor Ian Harvey, Dean of the Faculty of Health, said, “I am delighted to welcome Val Lattimer and Jacqueline Collier to their new posts. Both bring great expertise in research and teaching. I know they share the Faculty’s vision of making a significant impact in health provision both through research and teaching, and we very much look forward to their respective contributions here.”