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New Interim Dean for the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences at Salford University

The University of Salford has announced the appointment of Brian Boag as Interim Dean for the University’s School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences.

Brian previously held the position of Associate Dean and Academic Operations for the School. In this role he was responsible for all aspects of the School’s day-to-day management which made him ideally placed to step up to the role of Interim Dean.

Brian takes up the role vacated by his predecessor Professor Tony Warne, who has recently been appointed as the University’s Programme Director for Industry Collaborative Zones and Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor. This comes as part of the University’s strategic vision of working closer with industry.

Following his early career in nursing, where he specialised in emergency care and was part of the team of nursing practitioners working at the Millennium Dome, Brian worked as a consultant in healthcare leadership for a variety of NHS and private organisations.

He has also been a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Chartered Institute of Managers, an external examiner, academic reviewer, and an author to several publications.

Prior to his position at Salford, Brian was a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management at the University of Derby, where he also successfully led many income-generation initiatives through partnership working with key external stakeholders, as well as teaching and supporting students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Brian also held teaching posts at the University of the West of Scotland, the University of Cumbria, London South Bank University and Thames Valley University between 2000 and 2013.

University of Salford Vice-Chancellor, Professor Helen Marshall said: “Brian is an excellent and inspiring leader, and I am delighted to announce this appointment. He has demonstrated a great deal of talent in his role as Associate Dean and has more than proven himself for the role of Interim Dean. Our School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences is the largest provider of health and social care education in the north-west, training over 700 nurses each year, and I look forward to Brian continuing the fantastic work left by his predecessor, Tony.”

Brian said: “I am honoured to be given this appointment and to follow on from Tony Warne. The School is a centre of excellence due to the hard work and dedication of our excellent staff. I look forward to working with the team and the students to continue our development and ensure that our well-deserved reputation grows.”

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