Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships
Associate Professor Deborah Langford; Associate Professor Mark Davies; Professor Mitch Langford; Associate Professor Christian Laycock; Professor Gareth Owen
Many congratulations to the colleagues who have been successful in the latest Higher Academic Awards appointments
Associate Professor and Professor are highly prestigious titles and the most senior designations bestowed by the University in recognition of excellence in the individual’s subject area.
Mark Davies has been conferred the title of Associate Professor in Health and Social
Care Education. Mark’s research interests are in realist methodology,
digitally enhanced learning, and clinical ophthalmology. A Registered
Nurse, Mark worked as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and service lead in
Ophthalmology before moving into higher education.
Deborah Lancastle has been conferred the title of Associate Professor in Psychology. A
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered and British
Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Health Psychologist, Deborah’s
research focusses on women’s reproductive health, coping with
challenging health-related encounters, intervention development, and
Mitchel Langford has been conferred the title of Professor in Spatial Analysis and
Geo-informatics. Mitch’s research interests include geographical
accessibility modelling and geospatial analysis in the fields of
healthcare, social inequality and environmental justice; and
methodological developments of spatial analysis through dasymetric areal
Christian Laycock has been conferred the title of Associate Professor in Sustainable Chemistry. Christian’s work falls within two main interests: green electrochemistry which seeks to improve the sustainability of existing industrial processes, and advanced soil conditioner research.
Gareth Owen has been conferred the title of Professor in Sustainable Chemistry. Gareth’s work sits within the development and application of new catalytic systems, seeking ways to reduce their environmental impact as well as developing novel sustainable chemistry which can address future energy challenges.
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