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Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

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Sarah Dixon, currently dean of the International Business School Suzhou at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, has been appointed pro vice-chancellor (international) at the University of Leicester. Professor Dixon's work will include increasing Leicester's international profile and impact. Professor Dixon previously worked in the private sector and has held senior positions at the universities of Bath and Bradford, including dean of the School of Management at the latter, before joining the University of Liverpool's joint venture university in China.

City University London has appointed Paul Burstow, former minister of state for care services, as professor of health and social care. Professor Burstow served as the Liberal Democrat MP for Sutton and Cheam from 1997 to 2015 and was care services minister from 2010 to 2012. "I am passionate about our health service delivering the best care possible, and while in government I was responsible for reforming social care law and funding, and for making sure that mental health was taken as seriously as physical health," he said. "I have 30 years of practical experience of local government, Westminster and Whitehall. …

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