New Associate Dean (Academic) appointed
Professor Sarah Roberts-Thomson has been appointed to the post of Associate Dean (Academic) within the Faculty of Health Sciences.
She will replace Associate Professor Michele Groves who is retiring. Prof Roberts-Thomson will commence in the role from 16 January, 2012 when she relinquishes her half-time appointment as Deputy Dean of the Graduate School. She will continue involvement with the School of Pharmacy for 20 percent of her time.
Professor Roberts-Thomson has been with the Graduate School since late 2009 and during that time has provided leadership for Graduate School programs, including the thesis examination portfolio and academic staff development in researcher higher degree (RHD) supervision. Her role also gave her the opportunity to contribute to the national agenda in RHD training in areas such as measuring quality in RHD training and formulating best practice in admissions, scholarships and thesis examinations.
She was awarded a UQ Excellence in RHD Supervision Award in 2007, and continues to be an advisor of RHD students.
While she will be moving to the Faculty of Health Sciences her appointment in the School of Pharmacy will allow her to continue to contribute to research and supervision of RHD students. Her research focuses on identifying and validating new targets for drug development in breast cancer as part of the Calcium Signalling in Cancer Research Laboratory.
Prof Roberts-Thomson says she is excited about her new role and looking forward to the challenges the position will bring.
“While the Faculty of Health Science and the programs we deliver across our schools are world class, it’s important to stay at the forefront of new ideas and research into teaching and learning. I’m looking forward to being part of a dynamic team and working with staff across the faculty to ensure we maintain our standing in the academic community,” she said.