The University of Bristol was founded in 1876 as University College, Bristol. It was the first higher education institution in England to admit women on an equal basis with men. The University is internationally distinguished, a world leader in research,
Professor Jonathan Sandy, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences
Professor Jonathan Sandy, currently Interim Dean of Medicine and Dentistry, has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, which will take effect from 1 August 2015.Jonathan Sandy, Professor in Orthodontics, undertook his dental training in London at Kings College Hospital, The London Hospital and the Eastman.In 1982 Professor Sandy was awarded an MSc in Orthodontics and in the same year he obtained a Diploma in Orthodontics.He was awarded a Fellowship in Dental Surgery the following year by both the English and Edinburgh Royal College of Surgeons.
He was a founding member of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
In 1985 he completed his Senior Registrar training in Orthodontics and was subsequently awarded an MRC Training Fellowship to undertake a PhD, which he completed in 1988.
After completing his PhD, he was funded by the MRC as a postdoctoral scientist for two years in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Cambridge.Professor Sandy was appointed to the University of Bristol as a Consultant Senior Lecturer in 1991, promoted to a Reader in 1997 and was awarded a Personal Chair in 1999.His main research interests are in cleft lip and palate and the delivery of clinical care by orthodontists.
Professor Sandy has co-authored three books and over 150 peer reviewed publications.During his time at Bristol, Professor Sandy has been responsible for developing the postgraduate programme in orthodontics, setting up the dental NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship and Academic Clinical Lecturer programme.He has also had leadership roles in education including Chairing the Dental Education Committee and being selected as Head of Teaching.In 2007 Professor Sandy was appointed Head of the Dental School and in 2011 he was re-elected for a further four years.He completed a term as Lead Doctor for the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust from 2009-2012.
Professor Sir Eric Thomas, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol, said: "I am delighted that Professor Sandy has taken this important role.
Professor Sandy said: "I am very proud to have been appointed to this role and understand the expectations and demands that will follow.