Reporter 408, 20 October 1997

New Nuffield head

Professor Gerald Wistow has been appointed Director of the University's Nuffield Institute for Health, where he succeeds Professor David Hunter.

The Nuffield Institute plays a leading role in health research in Leeds, and Professor Wistow says he intends to "see the Institute develop in its unique position as a bridge between research and practice."

Professor Wistow joined the Institute in 1989 and three years later became Professor of Health and Social Care. The following year he established a Community Care Division.

In addition, he has just been reappointed as an adviser to the House of Commons Health Committee, a post he has held since January 1991.

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