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New Head of Department announced

Posted on 27 April 2023

Exciting news for the Department of Politics

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Congratulations to Professor Tony Heron who has been appointed as the new Head of Department for Politics, as Professor Nina Caspersen our current Head of Department takes on a new role as Faculty of Social Sciences Associate Dean for Research. 

Tony says "It is a tremendous honour to become our next Head of Department. Although we face a number of significant challenges, the Department is in a very strong position and we can look forward to a very positive and exciting future" 

Tony joined our Department as Professor of International Political Economy in 2012. He previously taught at the University of Sheffield between 2002 and 2012. Tony currently divides his time between York and London, where he serves as a Parliamentary Academic Fellow to the House of Commons International Trade Committee. In 2019-20, Tony was one of 12 N8 Agri-Food Chairs, providing strategic leadership to catalyse interdisciplinary and collaborative food systems research across the N8 universities (Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield and York).
Tony has held visiting appointments at several overseas universities, including the University of the West Indies, Jamaica; the Australian National University; the University of the South Pacific, Fiji; and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Tony will start his new role on 1st September 2023.

Speaking about Nina's new role, the Dean said: 

"I am delighted to announce that Nina Caspersen will be the new Faculty of Social Sciences Associate Dean for Research following a competitive process to find a new ADR across the Faculty.  At the interviews on Friday, Nina presented a compelling account of the key challenges we face in achieving our research ambitions within the Faculty and how she will help us meet those challenges.  
I am very much looking forward to continuing to work with Nina, albeit in a different role"