Professor Wendy Baird has been appointed as Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Director for Research and Innovation (FDRI).

In this role she will be responsible for developing and leading research, innovation and knowledge exchange strategies across the faculty. Working with fellow Faculty Directors from across the University, and with the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation, Professor David Petley, she will play an important role in promoting inter-departmental and inter-disciplinary research activity.

Wendy will continue in her current role as Director of the NIHR Research Design Service for Yorkshire and the Humber, which aims to increase the number and proportion of high quality applications for funding for applied health and social care research.