MEET OUR NEW SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR, PROFESSOR ANNE SMITH
Due the rapid growth in research activity and as part of ongoing succession planning, there are some changes to the scientific management of the Raine Study in 2020 and beyond.
Prof Leon Straker is stepping down as Scientific Director, after 7 years in the role. During that time he and Director, Prof Peter Eastwood have worked hard to update, revise and modernise the human and technical systems of the Raine Study and bring it into the position it is today. We thank Leon for his dedication to the Raine Study over this time.
For the first 6 months of 2020, Leon will continue to work with the Raine Study half a day per week to continue to progress some elements of our strategic plan and provide a thorough handover to our new Scientific Director, Prof Anne Smith.
It is with great pleasure we have welcomed Prof Anne Smith to the role of Scientific Director, effective immediately. Anne will be working with the Raine Study one day per week.
Anne brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role. You can read more about her on our website.