Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Darwin Fellow Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and International Partnerships at the University of Cambridge. 

Professor Ferguson-Smith is the Arthur Balfour Professor of Genetics at the University of Cambridge, and  has recently served as Head of the Department of Genetics.   She was elected to the UK Academy of Medical Sciences in 2012 and became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2017. Anne has been a Fellow of Darwin College since 1997. 

Dr Mike Rands, the Master of Darwin College, said “I warmly congratulate our Professorial Fellow, Anne Ferguson-Smith, on her appointment as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and International Partnerships. Anne’s wealth of senior academic leadership experience, outstanding research, and international collaborations combined with her warm personality, clarity of thought and vision for research and partnerships equip her perfectly for this role in the University. The College is truly proud of her!”.

There are currently five Pro-Vice-Chancellors of the University of Cambridge, whose role includes supporting the Vice-Chancellor in providing academic leadership to the University, as well as working with senior administrators to help drive strategy and policy development.