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LSBU appoints Professor Warren Turner as Pro Vice Chancellor/Dean of the School of Health and Social Care

Professor Warren Turner is appointed as Pro VC/Dean of the School of Health and Social Care with a focus to enhance the school's quality of education and research
19 January 2015

Professor Warren Turner was previously seconded into the post of Interim Pro Vice Chancellor/Dean of the School of Health and Social Care at London South Bank University (LSBU), taking over from Professor Judith Ellis MBE in September 2014.

In Warren's previous post as Pro-Dean in the School of Health and Social Care at LSBU, he was responsible for managing the budget for the department, inclusive of the University's contracts with its NHS partners. Leading on business development, Professor Turner also oversaw the Continuing Professional and Personal Development (CPPD) and Post-registration portfolio, marketing, recruitment and the student experience.

Initially trained as a podiatrist, Warren started his career in practice as Chief Podiatrist at North Bedfordshire Health Authority and went on to complete a PhD at the University of Leicester. Warren has also published a number of journal articles, books and book chapters with his research interests including the development of clinical skills in simulated environments, dermatology, e-learning and complementary medicine.

During his career in Higher Education, Warren has held a number of senior management posts including Assistant Dean and Head of School of Health Sciences at Derby University prior to joining LSBU in 2009. He has also worked in Ukraine and New Zealand.

Commenting on his new appointment, Warren said: "I am delighted to be given the great privilege of leading LSBU's School of Health and Social Care through the next phase of its development as one of London's leading providers of quality education and research for the health and social care sector. I am incredibly excited by the opportunities we have to work with our community and stakeholders to continue the positive transformation of health and care services and workforce".