Title: BSMS Academic Board
Dean of BSMS (Chair) Professor Jon Cohen
Associate Deans of BSMS Dr John Kay
Professor Darrell Evans
BSMS professorial staff not included in other categories Professor Helen Smith
Professor Kevin Davies
Professor Bobbie Farsides
Professor Ken Miles
Professor Lesley Fallowfield
Professor Chakravathi Rajkumar
Professor Mike Peters
Professor Hugo Critchley
Professor Paul Tofts
Professor Florian Kern
Professor Somnath Mukhopadhyay
Professor Jackie Cassell
Professor Pietro Ghezzi
Chairs of Academic Board Sub-Committees not included in other categories
Phase Leaders not included in other categories Dr Nicola Gainsborough
Dr Sumita Verma
Deputy Phase 3 Leader Dr Tony Kelly
Sub-Dean (Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton) Dr Alastair Ring
Sub-Dean (Conquest Hospital, Hastings) Mr John Shepperd
Sub-Dean (Worthing) Dr Maxine Murray
Sub-Dean (Eastbourne Hospital) Dr David Howlett
Sub-Dean (St Richards Hospital, Chichester) Dr Graeme Dewhurst
Sub-Dean (Redhill and Crawley) Dr Sandeep Cliff
Sub-dean (Primary Care) Dr Andrew Mott
2 representatives from the University of Sussex appointed by the Senate Dr Susan Ayers
Dr Majid Hafezparast
1 representative from the Faculty of Health, UoB appointed by the Dean Mr David Taylor
1 representative from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, UoB
appointed by the Dean Professor Andrew Lloyd
1 representative from IPGM Carmel Keller
3 BSMS students (1 from years 1 or 2, 1 from years 3 or 4, 1 from year 5) Matthew Kelham (Year 1)
Michaela Harvey (Year 3)
tbc (Year 5)
BSMS Librarian Ms Jil Fairclough
Up to 2 co-opted members Mr Mark Packer
Professor Adrian Bone
Secretary to the Medical School (Secretary) Mr Peter Dennis
Deputy School Secretary Ms Jo-Ann Corbett
Quoracy: 50% of membership
Frequency of meetings: meets 4 times a year.
Administered by: Deputy Medical School Secretary.
Terms of reference
The senior academic body of Brighton and Sussex Medical School is accountable to Senate (UoS)
Board (UoB) through the Joint Approval and Review Board.
1 Developing the academic strategy and academic portfolio of the School.
2 Recommending proposals for new curriculum developments, and proposals for curriculum and
assessment changes, for approval by the relevant committees of the two Universities via the
Joint Approval and Review Board.
3 The establishment and review of an annual operational plan for teaching and research within
Quality Assurance and Enhancement
4 Maintaining and enhancing the academic standards of the School’s academic provision.
5 Ensuring the implementation of the agreed quality assurance procedures for BSMS, including
annual monitoring, and any actions agreed as a result of internal or external reviews.
6 Making recommendations on the appointment (and removal) of internal and external
examiners and of examination boards to the relevant University committees via the Joint
Approval and Review Board.
7 Overseeing student support arrangements.
8 Approving and keeping under review the BSMS Learning & Teaching Strategy and associated
Staff Development Plan.
9 Approving a School report for submission to the Universities’ relevant committees via the Joint
Approval Review Board.
10 Producing an annual report for submission to the BSMS Joint Board.
11 Considering such other matters referred to it by its parent or sub-committees, the Dean of
BSMS, or the authorities of the Universities.
12 Considering nominations for BSMS honorary titles, for approval.
The BSMS Academic Board shall be empowered to establish sub-committees as and