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Professor Patrick Bailey is appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor at London South Bank University

London South Bank University has appointed Professor Patrick Bailey to the newly created post of Deputy Vice-Chancellor
15 May 2014

Professor Bailey is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Keele University, where he is also Professor of Medicinal Chemistry.

He will join the University's Executive team on 1 September as deputy to Professor David Phoenix, who took up the post of Vice-Chancellor earlier this year.

Commenting on the appointment, LSBU's Vice-Chancellor Professor David Phoenix said: "I am delighted that Patrick will be joining us. He brings with him a strong academic background coupled to a track record of support for both teaching and outreach. LSBU's highly applied focus and links to business and the professions ensure our work has real world relevance and impact, hence I particularly welcome the experience he will bring with him from institutions that have a strong reputation for research informed teaching and enterprise."

Commenting on his new appointment Professor Bailey said: "LSBU has a great reputation for providing educational opportunities for people from all backgrounds, and for delivering courses that are really relevant to employers. There are ambitious plans for how LSBU will develop over the coming years, and I am delighted to be joining the University at this exciting time."

Professor Bailey has built up a career over more than 30 years in the Higher Education sector, most recently at Keele University, and he is a Fellow of a number of learned societies: the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. He is a National Teaching Fellow, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Before Keele, he was Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning at the University of Manchester and Chair of Organic Chemistry – a position he also held prior to this at Heriot-Watt University.

For his presentations to the general public, Professor Bailey received the Lord Kelvin Award from the British Science Association, and his contributions to education have also been recognised by the Nyholm Lectureship and Medal from the Royal Society of Chemistry.