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Lancashire professor awarded prestigious new role in London
3:55pm Tuesday 27th August 2013 in News
A LANCASHIRE professor is heading to a prestigious new role in London.
Professor Dave Phoenix, deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Central Lancashire, has been appointed vice-chancellor at London South Bank University.
Professor Phoenix’s career at UCLan spans 21 years, during which time he launched the Department of Forensic and Investigative Science.
He was instrumental in creating UCLan’s first overseas research institute in China, as well as its new campus in Cyprus.
In 2010, he was given an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for Services to Science and Higher Education.
His contribution to education was further recognised by the Academy of Social Sciences which awarded him the title of Academician in 2012.
Professor Phoenix said: “Like UCLan, London South Bank University has a long and distinguished history for helping people from all walks of life achieve their potential.”
Prof Phoenix will take up the new appointment in January.
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