The University of Nottingham is ‘delighted’ to be welcoming back Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam after it was announced he will step down as Deputy Chief Medical Officer.
Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam will become the university’s next Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences after he leaves his role later this year.
The professor and UoN alumnus was affectionately known for his use of metaphors to explain the Covid outbreak to the public during the depths of the pandemic.
He received a knighthood in the recent New Year Honours list for his services to public health.
In May 2022, he will take up the Executive Board-level role on his return to the university when he steps down as the Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO) for Health Protection in England.
Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam said his time as DCMO has been “the most challenging” of his professional career.
He added: “We all wish Covid had never happened. Notwithstanding that, it has been the greatest privilege of my professional career to have served the people of the UK during this time.
“I am delighted to become Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Medicine & Health Sciences at Nottingham and am looking forward to returning to the university that has been part of my academic and professional life since 1987. It will be a pleasure to work with colleagues old and new throughout the faculty and more widely.”
Professor Van-Tam will take up role on 1 May 2022.