New leadership for the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

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From left to right: Professor Roy Bicknell, Dr Victoria Heath and Professor Ed Rainger

Professor Roy Bicknell has taken over from Professor Paulus Kirchhof as Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, supported by two Deputy Directors, Professor Ed Rainger (Director for Research) and Dr Victoria Heath (Director for Teaching).

Professor Kirchhof started his new role as Director of the Department of Cardiology and Chair in Cardiology at the University Heart Center Hamburg on 1 April 2020. He will pass on the role of Director of the British Heart Foundation Accelerator Grant, awarded to the Institute in 2019, to Professor Steve Watson who holds a British Heart Foundation Professorship.

“I am honoured to be given this interim role and actively look forward to working with Steve, Ed and Victoria in building a world renown Cardiovascular Research Institute,” said Professor Bicknell. 

Professor Kirchhof, who will continue to carry out research in Birmingham, stated: “I am delighted to see that our exciting research and teaching continues in ICVS under an excellent new leadership team.”

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