On 3rd August, the new Faculty of Health Sciences is replacing the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Dean of the new faculty is no other than our very own Professor Jonathan Sandy.

I’m sure for many, Jonathan will need no introduction but for those not to have met him, he was appointed to Bristol University as a Consultant Senior Lecturer in 1991, promoted to a Reader in 1997 and awarded a Personal Chair in Orthodontics in1999. He was head of School for seven years and has been interim dean of the current Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry for some time.

Sadly, his current role has taken him out of the Dental School to Senate House so his hopes of returning to the clinics have suffered a setback, but I’m sure we would all like to send him our best wishes and congratulations on his new appointment.