The University of Dundee has appointed Professor Lynn Kilbride as the new Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Professor Kilbride, who will take up her post at Dundee in the autumn, is currently the Head of Department in Nursing and Community Health at Glasgow Caledonian University, a position she has held since March 2014.
She is a nurse by background and believes passionately that nurses and midwives improve the lives of the people they engage with.
Professor Kilbride has extensive experience of developing, delivering and quality assuring healthcare curricula at home and overseas and her expertise in this area has been recognised extensively by public and private organisations throughout the world.
Her own research activity is centred around diabetes and neuro-oncology, and she has also published in other areas. She holds a number of consultancy positions throughout the world and is an honorary professor of Zhengzhou University, China.
“I am delighted to be appointed as Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Dundee,” said Professor Kilbride. “Working with the students and staff as Dean, I will continue to lead the transformation of the School to become the preferred partner for Nursing and Health Science Education in Scotland and beyond.
“Using my extensive experience of collaborative working it is my intention that the School will grow and enhance its current partnerships to maximise its impact locally and globally. The University of Dundee is currently leading in the Scottish sector and I am privileged to be offered the opportunity to lead the School to achieve the same standards locally, nationally and internationally.
Professor Kilbride succeeds Professor Margaret Smith as Dean. Professor Smith remains involved with the University as Co-Director of the Academic & Health Sciences Partnership (AHSP).