Welcome - Winter 2017

A word from the Director

Simon Dixon

“And now, the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
My friends, I'll say it clear
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain”.

Yes, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… my last newsletter editorial. Who’s taking over? I’ll tell you later as we have other stuff you need to know about.

In this issue, we’ll be hearing from Dr Suzy Paisley, recently appointed as the School’s new Director of Innovation and Knowledge Transfer. Suzy has a lot of consultancy experience on searching, reviewing and modelling projects and will be helping both us and clients to build productive relationships that generate high quality research outputs.

You’ll also read about Dr Andrew Booth who has led a team winning a £500,000 three-year competitive tender from the National Institute for Health Research to renew its Health Services & Delivery Research Programme Evidence Synthesis Centre (ESC). The Sheffield ESC is one of three, formerly two, centres (the others being in Exeter and York) that offer a rapid response reviews service on Programme priorities to inform policy and research.

And finally, congratulations to two new appointments:
Claire Beecroft, HEDS’ new Director of Teaching, and (drumroll…)
Dr Phil Shackley, who will be my successor as the new Director of HEDS from 1st November, 2017.

If you want to know more about HEDS, or catch up on Phil’s adventures as Director, remember to check out the HEDS Blog on a regular basis.


Simon Dixon, Director of HEDS

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