28th March 2001




A new body set up to support health agencies and organisations across Lincolnshire is to be launched at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside next month.


Influential figures in the county’s health sector will be at the launch of the Lincolnshire Institute for Health on Thursday 19th April, where the institute’s director, Prof H T Hassan*, will outline the university’s vision for the new organisation.


Prof Hassan, formerly Head of Biomedical Science and Professor of Oncology at  the University of Wolverhampton, said the institute will work across professional and organisational boundaries for the benefit of the county’s health sector.


“The institute has been established as a mechanism to enable the university to contribute in partnership with local agencies to contribute to the development of the health, cultural, social and economic life of the community,” he said.


“Over the next five years we will be shaping a portfolio of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development (CPD) programmes, and we .

expect to be teaching 1,000 students in Lincoln within five years.


“We aim to be a first-class, modern, student-centred institute providing learning, teaching, CPD, scholarship and research to all health professionals in Lincolnshire in partnership with regional NHS Trusts and further education colleges.”


The one-day launch event will feature speakers including Prof Hassan, Prof David Chiddick, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, Dr Mandy Bretman, Director of Public Health at the Lincolnshire Health Authority, Mark James, Chief Executive of Boston Borough Council, and Don Nutbeam of the Department of Health.


Prof Hassan studied his PhD at Cambridge and has taught at the Universities of Hanover and Hamburg as well as at Wolverhampton. He is due to take up his post as the Director of the Lincolnshire Institute for Health on Monday 2nd April 2001.


* Note: Prof Hassan Hassan is known professionally as Prof H T Hassan.


For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042)

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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