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Ian Greer (obstetrician)

Ian Andrew Greer FRCP (born 16 April 1958) is a medical doctor who is the President and Vice Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast[1][2] and formerly Vice-President of the University of Manchester and Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences. He was Regius Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Glasgow 2001−2007, Dean at Hull York Medical School 2007–2010, then Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool 2010−2015.

Early lifeEdit

Greer went to Allan Glen's School in Glasgow.[3] He studied at the University of Glasgow graduating with a medical degree.[3]

Academic careerEdit

In 1991, Greer joined the University of Glasgow as Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.[4] He held the Muirhead Chair of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from 1992 until 2000. Taking up the post at the age of 33, he was the youngest person to be appointed professor and head of a British department of obstetrics and gynaecology in the 20th century.[5] In 2001 he became Regius Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Greer took up the post of Dean of the Hull York Medical School in January 2007.[5] He moved to the University of Liverpool in 2010, becoming Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.[6] In 2013, he was made the Provost responsible for research policy. In early 2015, he was asked to head the Health North scheme which was concerned with eHealth and local innovation.[7]

In March 2015 the University of Manchester appointed him as Vice-President and Dean to lead the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences.[8] Shortly after this he was named as director of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre.[6] In May 2017, the university announced plans to axe 171 jobs, 140 of which were tenured academic positions, saying the institution needed to invest in its “strategic priorities”. Greer oversaw the process that aimed to cut 65 academic positions in his faculty[9]. 198 Manchester University professors signed letter of no confidence over cuts [10]. Staff went on a two-day strike on the 23rd of October 2017. Despite failing to achieve the target number of voluntary redundancies [11], shortly after the strike, Greer wrote to staff in his faculty that the planned compulsory redundancies were cancelled [12]. In January 2018, Queen's University Belfast appointed him as President and Vice Chancellor.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/vice-chancellor-announcement/
  2. ^ https://daro.qub.ac.uk/file/pdf-library/The-Graduate-201819-Online.pdf
  3. ^ a b "People of Today:Ian Andrew GREER". Debrett's. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  4. ^ "People:Ian Greer". www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk. University of Glasgow. 15 June 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Professor Ian Greer to be new Dean of the Hull York Medical School" (Press release). University of York. 21 June 2006. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Professor Ian Greer named as new Director of MAHSC" (Press release). Manchester Academic Health Science Centre. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  7. ^ Thomas, Joe (11 January 2015). "University of Liverpool professor to head project that could revolutionise healthcare". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  8. ^ "New Vice-President and Dean announced for Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences" (Press release). University of Manchester. 5 March 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  9. ^ Perraudin, Frances (4 October 2017). "Manchester University staff vote to strike over academic job cuts". the Guardian. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  10. ^ Perraudin, Frances (5 June 2017). "Manchester University professors sign letter of no confidence over cuts". the Guardian. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  11. ^ "FBMH Proposed process for compulsory redundancy (The University of Manchester)". documents.manchester.ac.uk. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  12. ^ "University to avoid 140 compulsory redundancies | The Mancunion". mancunion.com. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Queen's University Appoints New Vice-Chancellor" (Press release). Queen's University Belfast. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.

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