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Departments and Research Groups in MED

The school is comprised of the following Research Themes, which are sub-divided into Research Groups, and Departments:

  • Theme 1: Cardiometabolic & Gut Health
    • Group 1: Cardiometabolic & Gut Health
    • Group 2: Gastroenterology & Gut Biology
    • Group 3: Nutrition & Preventive Medicine
  • Theme 2: Lifecourse & Aging
    • Group 4: Mental Health
    • Group 5: Cancer Studies
    • Group 6: Musculoskeletal Medicine
    • Respiratory & Airways
  • Theme 3: Public Health & Health Services Research
    • Group 8: Public Health & Primary Care
    • Group 9: Epidemiology & Public Health
    • Group 10: Health Economics
    • Group 11: Clinical Trials Unit
  • Department of Medical Education
  • Department of Clinical Psychology

A full overview of these departments and their members can be accessed via the relevant organogram.

Support Staff Structure in MED

Administrative support within the school is provided by a team working to support the school activities. An organogram of these staff members and which areas of the school they support can be found by clicking the MED Local Support Staff image link below.

Committees in MED

Norwich Medical School has a number of Committees, Executives, Boards and Groups, all of which formally operate under the authority vested in the Head of School and the School Board. The formal structure of these committees can be seen in the MED Committee Organogram linked below. 

Each school committee has its own folder on Blackboard where terms of reference and minutes are posted:

  • Blackboard>My Modules> MED-STAFF-11E: MED Staff Information>Meeting Minutes, Agenda and Documents

School Management and Leadership Roles

A full list of all academic and school leadership roles can be downloaded via this link

Committee & Executives Protocol Committee & Executives Protocol

Role of Members

If you are a member of a committee please attend meetings or send apologies as soon as you know you will be unable to attend.  This is important, as it allows secretaries to postpone meetings if it is known in advance that they will not be quorate.

As a member of a committee you are expected to bring relevant issues to the attention of the committee.  You are also expected to read papers prior to the meeting and bring the views of yourself and others to the meeting for open debate.  As a member you also have the power to vote on specific issues.  Members of executives assist the Director in an advisory capacity and do not have voting rights.  Student members have an important role in several of MED’s decision-making bodies.

Role of the Chair

The Chair’s primary function is to maintain order at meetings and ensure the discussion of members remains focussed, constructive and relevant.  Proposals that need to go to a vote should be directed through the Chair by members of Committee.  It is not the role of the Chair to direct discussion or present their own view in such a way that members become an audience.

The Chair can take executive action outside of meetings on certain issues which should be reported to the Committee at the next meeting.

Role of Secretary

The Secretary supports the Chair by providing administrative support in the preparation of Agendas and Minutes which should normally be circulated at least one week before the meeting and researching and preparing supporting documents.  The Secretary is not a member of a committee and does not cast a vote when decisions are being made.

The Secretary may also be called upon to clarify matters surrounding the interpretation of University Regulations.