Posted Tuesday 11 November 2014
Professor Andy Kent has been appointed to head the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between Kingston University and St George's, University of London that plays a significant role in training the capital's healthcare and teaching workforce.
The Faculty is one of the leading providers of health and social care education in the United Kingdom, with more than 7,000 students. It offers courses in nursing, midwifery and child health, social work, radiography, rehabilitation sciences, paramedic science and education, as well as a range of workforce development programmes.
Professor Kent said: "I am truly delighted to be appointed as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education. I have been at St George's for 25 years and have watched the Faculty go from strength to strength since it was founded in 1995.
"In recent years it has flourished under Professor Fiona Ross's outstanding leadership, with the development of several exciting new programmes and the addition of the School of Education.
"I am very much looking forward to working closely with Dr Val Collington and the other members of the senior leadership team to build on nearly 20 years of successful partnership between Kingston and St George's."
Professor Kent, who has a specialist interest in perinatal mental health, started working at St George's as a research fellow more than 20 years ago and went on to hold various roles including Course Director for Medicine. More recently he has served as Research and Development Director for the South West London & St George's Mental Health Trust.
In his role as Dean of Education, he has been responsible for the strategic direction of teaching and learning at St George's.
He is also a school governor for a large non-selected intake comprehensive school in Surrey.