Posted on 5 January 2015
It is with much gratitude and sadness that we say goodbye to Professor Paul Kaye, the C2D2 Inaugural Director after a long and successful tenure that has seen significant growth of excellent research activity under the C2D2 banner.
We are however very pleased to welcome Professor Alex Wade from the Department of Psychology and Dr Sandra Pauletto from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television to the positions of Director and Deputy Director of C2D2 respectively. The appointments were made by Professor Kaye and Professor Deborah Smith, pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at York and University lead for the Wellcome ISSF fund that co-sponsors C2D2, and were approved by the C2D2 Steering Group. The new Director and Deputy Director will work together with the C2D2 Administrator and Outreach Coordinator, Dr Philip Kerrigan and under the guidance of Professor Smith and the rest of the Steering Group, to ensure that C2D2 continues to succeed in its mission of promoting, supporting and maximising the benefit of interdisciplinary research and research-linked activities in the area of chronic diseases and disorders at the University.
Much has already been achieved through the hard work and inspiration of those who have received C2D2 funding in terms of significant new research findings and outputs, new national and international collaborations with academic institutions, industry and clinical centres of excellence and translation of research as well as public engagement - please see the 'funded projects' section of the website for more details. Over the next couple of years a further two million pound investment in research priming, public engagement and capacity building plus new career establishment and research fellowship funding will continue to support efforts at York towards making a significant and measurable contribution to reducing the burden imposed by chronic diseases and disorders across the globe.
- C2D2 Administrator
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