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Six academics from the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing have been successfully promoted

This year has seen six academics from the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing at the University of Birmingham successfully promoted as part of the 2022 academic promotion round. The titles awarded were Professors and Associate Professors respectively.

The introduction of the Birmingham Academic Career Framework introduced a new set of titles and a career framework with clear promotion criteria and a new points system to underpin this. Individuals who were promoted during this year's academic round were successful based on the excellence of their academic standing and contributions.

The Institute of Inflammation and Ageing is pleased to congratulate Professor Andrew Filer on his promotion as Professor in Translational and Experimental Rheumatology. We are also pleased to congratulate Professor Benjamin Fisher on his promotion to Professor in Rheumatology. 

Further promotions include Professor Saaeha Rauz's promotion to Professor of Translational Ophthalmology and Professor Simon Jones' promotion to Professor in Musculoskeletal Ageing. Many congratulations to them both. 

The Institute is also pleased to congratulate our latest Associate Professors. Dr Lisa Hill and Dr Aaron Scott have both been successful at securing the title. 

Looking to next year's round of promotions, the University has agreed that, for the next academic year, applications will be submitted between 1 October 2022 and 30 November 2022. The full timetable for the actions at Institute and College level is being finalised and will be circulated at the start of the next academic year. Promotion roadshows will run again in early September 2022 including a repeat of the promotion roadshow for women only.