New face in Research and Enterprise for St George’s

Professor Jon Friedland, an infectious diseases expert, will lead Research and Enterprise at St George’s, University of London

Tuberculosis and infectious diseases expert, Professor Jon Friedland, has been appointed as Deputy Principal (Research and Enterprise) at St George’s, University of London.

Professor Friedland joins St George’s from Imperial College London, where he has held research, teaching and leadership positions for more than two decades. His new role marks a return to the place where he previously completed his PhD. 

Principal Professor Jenny Higham said: “We are delighted to welcome Jon back to St George’s. He brings with him an outstanding combination of research, leadership and clinical expertise, which I know will benefit the university enormously as we progress our ambitious research and enterprise plans.”

“Jon will be a key member of the St George’s senior management team, playing a vital role in the university’s leadership and working closely with senior academic and professional services colleagues.”

“Alongside his leadership responsibilities, Professor Friedland will continue his research into infectious diseases, bringing with him his current scientific team.”

Professor Friedland will focus on increasing research and enterprise income; enhancing the research culture and environment; and developing partnerships, including building on the university’s strong link with the St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

Professor Friedland said: “I am very much looking forward to returning to St George’s to develop and strengthen research and enterprise activities. It is an exciting time in the development of the university, with a fresh leadership team, a new strategy in place and huge potential which we need to realise.” 

He will take up his role in September 2018. Alongside his leadership responsibilities, he will continue his research into infectious diseases, bringing with him his current scientific team. He will also hold an honorary clinical contract with St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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