New Head of College appointed

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The University has appointed a new Head of College for the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine.

Professor David Argyle has been appointed as Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine. Professor Argyle is William Dick Chair of Veterinary Clinical Studies and has been Acting Head of the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine since January 2022, in Professor Moira Whyte’s absence. Professor Argyle is a graduate of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and has served as a clinical academic for the Universities of Glasgow, Wisconsin-Madison and Edinburgh. He is an RCVS and European recognised specialist in veterinary oncology. He has served in multiple leadership roles in his 17 years at the University of Edinburgh and in 2011 he was appointed William Dick Chair of Veterinary Clinical Studies and Dean of Veterinary Medicine at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. More than 3,000 staff work within the College and its four constituent Schools and Deaneries, with more than 3,000 undergraduate and more than 2,000 postgraduate students both on campus and online. Professor Argyle will continue to be a member of the senior leadership team and will take up his position officially on 1 March 2023. He will continue in the acting Head of College role until then.”I am incredibly proud to be the next Head of College and to be given the opportunity to lead such an amazing community of staff and students. The College is in an incredibly strong position thanks to the work of Professor Moira Whyte and I look forward to working with colleagues on the College’s next chapter,” said Professor Argyle.

“My sincere congratulations to Professor David Argyle on his appointment as Vice-Principal and Head of College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine,” said Professor Peter Mathieson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor.

“Professor Argyle brings drive and ambition for the College and a commitment to the wider goals of the University. Along with other recent changes to the senior leadership team, his appointment means that we can continue to build on our success as one of the world’s most distinguished universities,” he continued.