Government Congratulates Professor Clive Finlayson and Professor Ian Peate

The Government notes and welcomes the appointments of Professor Clive Finlayson MBE and Professor Ian Peate OBE to the Board of Governors of the University of Gibraltar.

Professors Finlayson and Peate are eminent academics who are recognised internationally as leaders in their fields.

Professor Clive Finlayson is the Director of the Gibraltar Museum and also has the specific roles of Chief Scientist and Curator. He has a first class honours degree in Zoology from the University of Liverpool and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford. He is also Master of Science in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester. He was elected a Member of the Academia Europaea in 2010.

Professor Finlayson’s research interests are varied and include human evolution and avian biogeography. He has written eight books and co-authored three others and has published with Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Bloomsbury. He has a large list of papers and articles to his name.

Professor Finlayson was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours in 2003.

Professor Ian Peate is the Head of the School of Health Studies at the GHA.

He has worked in nurse education since 1989 when he obtained his Registered Nurse Tutor qualification and a BEd (Hons) from Sussex University. He then undertook an MA in Social Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London). Professor Peate successfully completed an LLM Masters of Medical Law at Cardiff University.

Working with Barnet College of Nursing and Midwifery and then with the University of Hertfordshire, Professor Peate held a number of posts: Senior Lecturer, Principal Lecturer and Associate Head of School. He held the position of Head of School and Professor of Nursing at the University of West London.

Professor Peate is widely published.

As Head of the School of Health Studies in the GHA, Professor Peate has been instrumental in developing partnerships with Kingston University and St George's, University of London, Oxford Brookes University and Salford University. These partnerships have resulted in the School of Health Studies delivering or being about to deliver a BSc in Adult Nursing, an MSc in Leadership and Management for Health Care Practice, a BSc in Mental Health Nursing, a Diploma Higher Education Nursing and a BSc in Operating Department Practice.

For his outstanding contribution to Nursing and Nurse Education, Professor Peate was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List 2016 and Royal College of Nursing Fellow in May 2017. He became Visiting Senior Clinical Fellow of the University of Hertfordshire in 2018 in recognition of distinguished contribution to Health and Social Work.

The Government congratulates Professor Finlayson and Professor Peate on their appointments. They will enrich the Board of Governors and will undoubtedly make a very valuable contribution to the University.


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