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Professor Irene Tracey, Warden of Merton College, has been nominated as the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and will take up post in 2023 when Professor Louise Richardson steps down at the end of her term.
Professor Tracey completed both her undergraduate and her doctorate degrees at Merton College and has had a distinguished international career as a leading neuroscientist. She has led Merton College since 2019, and is also currently Professor of Anaesthetic Neuroscience in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences. She is also a Pro-Vice-Chancellor and is President-elect of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies.
In 2020 Professor Tracey visited Japan and gave a very well-received talk in the ‘Oxford Academics in Japan’ lecture series with the title of Can Neuroimaging Help Us ‘See’ Pain?
More information about the appointment of the new Vice-Chancellor can be found on the University’s website here.