I’d like to extend my warm congratulations to Dr Clare Peddie, who has been confirmed as the next Head of the School of Biology. Clare will take up the post on 1 August 2017 when I step down after 3 years in the role. Clare is eminently suited to this role, having amassed a wealth of experience in the School management team as Director of Teaching, and more widely in the University as pro-Dean for taught Masters courses. This appointment also breaks another piece of the glass ceiling in St Andrews, as Clare is the first female Head of School appointed across the schools of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Medicine. Clare brings many qualities to the role, including diligence, commitment and pragmatic good sense. I am sure you will join me in wishing her every success in her endeavour.
Malcolm White, Head of School of Biology, April 2017.