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Salford appoints interim dean for nursing school

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The University of Salford has announced the appointment of Brian Boag as interim dean of its school of nursing, midwifery, social work and social sciences.

Mr Boag, who was previously the school’s associate dean and academic operations, replaces Professor Tony Warne from today.

“I look forward to working with the team and the students to continue our development”

Brian Boag

Following his early career in nursing, where he specialised in emergency care and was part of the team of nursing practitioners working at the Millennium Dome, Mr Boag worked as a consultant in healthcare leadership for a variety of NHS and private organisations.

Prior to joining Salford, he was a senior lecturer in leadership and management at the University of Derby.

He has also held teaching posts at the University of the West of Scotland, the University of Cumbria, London South Bank University and Thames Valley University.

Salford’s vice-chancellor Professor Helen Marshall said: “Brian is an excellent and inspiring leader, and I am delighted to announce this appointment.

University of Salford

Salford appoints interim dean for nursing school

Brian Boag

“Our school… is the largest provider of health and social care education in the north-west, training over 700 nurses each year, and I look forward to Brian continuing the fantastic work left by his predecessor, Tony,” she said.

Mr Boag added: “I am honoured to be given this appointment and to follow on from Tony Warne.

“The school is a centre of excellence due to the hard work and dedication of our excellent staff,” he said. “I look forward to working with the team and the students to continue our development and ensure that our well-deserved reputation grows.”

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  • bill whitehead

    Congratulations to our former University of Derby colleague Brian Boag. I hope that you have a great time, Best wishes, Bill

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