The Vice-Chancellors of the University of York and the University of Hull are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Trevor Sheldon, currently Interim Dean, as Dean of Hull York Medical School on a substantive basis with effect from 1 November 2013.
The Vice-Chancellor at Hull, Professor Calie Pistorius, said:
"I am delighted to welcome Trevor as our new Dean and look forward to working with him. Trevor has ambitions and exciting plans for HYMS and has our support to bring these to fruition."
The Acting Vice-Chancellor at York, Dr Jane Grenville, said:
"Trevor Sheldon has a formidable background in research and, as a former Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning at York, he is the ideal person to lead HYMS in the next stage of its development."
Professor Sheldon said:
"I am really looking forward to working with colleagues across both universities and with NHS partners to build on the achievements of my predecessors and take HYMS to the next level."
Trevor Sheldon joined the University of York as senior research fellow in the Centre for Health Economics in 1992, where he was part of the team developing the national formula for allocating resources to health authorities for hospital and community health services. He was the founding director of the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, established in 1993, which he directed until April 1998.
In 1999, he became Head of the Department of Health Sciences, and later served as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at York. He was elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2000.