Farewell and good luck to Professor Jerry Roberts

Professor Jeremy – Jerry – Roberts will be leaving the University after 38 years to take up the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise at the University of Plymouth.

Professor Roberts was awarded his BA in Botany from the University of Oxford and his PhD in Plant Physiology/Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge. He joined The University of Nottingham as a Lecturer in Plant Physiology in 1979 and was promoted to Chair in 2000. Professor Roberts also served as Head of School (2007 -2011) and as Dean of the Graduate School (2011 – 2015).

Professor Jerry Roberts

Professor Jerry Roberts

Professor Simon Langley-Evans, Head of the School of Biosciences, said: “Jerry Roberts has been a fantastic colleague and asset to The University of Nottingham, as a researcher in Plant and Crop Science, as a very popular and effective Head of School of Biosciences and as Dean of the Graduate School.

“He has had a positive influence on the careers of many colleagues in the School and many of the initiatives that he set in place are key elements of our ongoing activity.”

Professor Roberts with take up his new role on 1 February 2017.

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