Day is currently Newcastle University's Pro-Vice-Chancellor (PVC) for the Faculty of Medical Sciences and is a member of the University’s Executive Board. He will take over from Professor Chris Brink when he retires in December this year.
While his experience and research expertise has been founded in medicine, his work in academic leadership and improving the training and development of students and young researchers spans across disciplines.
Born and raised in the North East, from a state school background, Chris is an advocate for widening participation and enthusing children about science and medicine, regardless of their circumstances. He appreciates the profound effect education can have in improving the life chances of young people and he is committed to building on the strengths of Newcastle University to make sure more people benefit from our work.
Speaking of his appointment, Professor Day, said: "This is a huge honour and I am privileged to be able to lead such a wonderful University with so many talented and dedicated staff and students.
"I am immensely proud of Newcastle University which has become known for its commitment to tackling some of the world's most pressing challenges through its research and teaching. It is this ethos of ‘Excellence with a Purpose’, that has been championed so effectively by Chris Brink during his 9-year role as vice-chancellor, that I pledge to continue."
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published on: 14 July 2016