Professor Tara Dean, currently at the University of Portsmouth, is scheduled to take up her new post on 15 August.
Prof Dean was instrumental in establishing the internationally-recognised Asthma and Allergy Research Centre on the Isle of Wight. She joined Portsmouth in 2000 and became Chair in Health Sciences in 2007. She has raised over £12m for her research, has published over 100 journal articles, and was shortlisted for Mentor of the Year award at the Women of the Future Awards, 2015.
Professor Dean said: “There are many areas of excellence in both research and enterprise within the university, and I am looking forward to working with new colleagues to strengthen and develop these further.”