Professor Richard Charles Trembath has been appointed as a Vice-Principal of Queen Mary, University of London, and Warden of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He will replace Professor Sir Nicholas Wright who steps down this summer after a highly successful tenure of ten years.
Professor Trembath is a distinguished clinical scientist, currently at King’s College London, and is an honorary consultant in Clinical Genetics at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He has established research programmes in medical and molecular genetics supported by the Medical Research Council and British Heart Foundation, with specific research interests in common inflammatory skin diseases, the genetic basis of pulmonary vascular disease, and the molecular genetics of developmental disorders.
Professor Trembath has an extensive record of clinical and academic leadership; he is the Director of Guy’s and St Thomas’/King’s College London Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre, Head of the King’s College London School of Medicine Division of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, and Clinical Academic Group Lead in Rheumatology, Infection, Immunity, Dermatology at King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.
Professor Trembath trained in medicine at Guy’s Hospital, London and has held a number of clinical and academic appointments at universities across the UK. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Senior Investigator at the National Institute of Health Research.
Of his new appointment Professor Trembath said: “I am very much looking forward to joining Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. It is a prestigious School and I consider it both an honour and a challenge to follow in the footsteps of Professor Sir Nicholas Wright as Warden. I intend to embrace this exciting opportunity wholeheartedly.”
Professor Simon Gaskell, Principal of Queen Mary, University of London said: “We are fortunate to have been able to appoint such an outstanding individual to this key position. Professor Trembath is a distinguished clinician and scientist who brings exceptional leadership skills to the Wardenship. I very much look forward to working with him as we take Queen Mary and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry to further levels of success.”
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