New Director for Dumfries Campus

Published: 6 October 2009

Professor David Clark takes up the post of Director of the University of Glasgow's Dumfries Campus.

The University of Glasgow has announced a new director of its Dumfries Campus.

Professor David Clark took up the post on October 1, succeeding Professor Ted Cowan.Prof David Clark

The Crichton Campus at Dumfries is shared with the University of the West of Scotland, and Dumfries and Galloway College and offers both undergraduate and postgraduate education in a wide range of subject areas.

Professor Clark said: “I am delighted to be taking up the position of director of the Dumfries Campus for the University of Glasgow.

“It is a great honour to be at the helm of Glasgow’s contribution to this unique campus and I look forward to promoting and extending  the best educational experience possible for those who choose to study with us here in Dumfries.

”There is huge potential for our teaching and research programmes to make a significant impact on the social and economic development of the region, and beyond. Building on a decade of Glasgow achievements at Dumfries, there is now potential for significant new developments in our teaching and research as well as in our outreach to the wider community and key local organisations.”

A sociologist, Professor Clark was educated at the universities of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Aberdeen. 

He was appointed Professor of Sociology at Sheffield Hallam University in 1993 and in 1995 became Professor of Medical Sociology at the University of Sheffield. He founded the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University in 2003.  An expert on global issues relating to hospice and palliative care, he has devoted much of the last 20 years to teaching and research focussed on the improvement of end of life care services.

The Dumfries Campus of the University of Glasgow specialises in undergraduate degrees in the l humanities, history, literature and philosophy, as well as in health and social policy and primary education.

Masters degrees are offered in carbon management, managing health and wellbeing, Scottish cultural heritage and folklore, and sustainable tourism

For more information, contact Ray McHugh in the University of Glasgow Media Relations Office on 0141 330 3535 or email

First published: 6 October 2009

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