Keele announces new Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost


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Posted on 09 October 2013

Professor Trevor McMillan, currently Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at Lancaster University, will take up the appointment of Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost at Keele University from 1 January 2014.

Professor McMillan oversees the promotion and facilitation of research at all levels and in all areas at Lancaster. His core areas of responsibility are research development, relationships with major funding bodies and other organisations, performance indicators and RAE/REF policy.

He has an international profile, having lectured at institutions around the world and, as an invited speaker, at international and national conferences. He has also provided policy advice to government regulators in the UK and abroad.

Trevor is Peel Professor of Cancer Biology and a member of the Biomedical and Life Sciences in the division in the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster.  He joined Lancaster in 1995 as a Reader in Cancer Sciences after spending 14 years in two of the foremost cancer research institutes in the world, the Institute of Cancer Research and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.

He has a strong record of research with over £5 million in funding from sources which include charities and industry and has published more than 80 peer reviewed papers and more than 20 reviews. His research is directed towards the characterisation of the mechanistic and genetic basis of sensitivity to DNA damage in mammalian cells in relation to cancer predisposition and therapy.

Keele University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nick Foskett, said: "In Trevor McMillan we are appointing someone with extensive experience of the HE sector, who can lead our academic strategy and performance, play a major role in the overall strategic leadership of the University and make a significant contribution to our on-going growth and success. In an increasingly competitive market, both nationally and internationally, Keele has a real opportunity to flourish and Trevor will bring his extensive experience, both within the UK and overseas, combined with tenacity, to an already strong executive team."

Professor McMillan said: “I am delighted to be joining the University in this key role at what is an exciting period in its development. I have a deep commitment to excellence in both teaching and research, the importance of the student experience in a modern university, and the need for the University to have a real impact on both local and international scales."

“Keele has outstanding teaching and student satisfaction, an excellent international profile and research in all academic areas that is recognised nationally and globally.”


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