Professor Susan Kidson has been Interim Dean since January 2013, following the retirement of former Dean Professor Marian Jacobs at the end of December 2012.
She was appointed as a part-time Deputy Dean, Postgraduate Affairs, in July 2009 and is also a member of staff in the Department of Human Biology. Prior to taking up the Deputy Dean position, she was the Head of Department of Human Biology for 6 years.
Prof Kidson is a PhD graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand with a specialisation in cell and developmental biology. In addition to her deputy dean duties, she continued to run a research lab and train postgraduate students, and her area of interest is stem cell biology in the skin and the eye.
From September 2011 to February 2012, she was also appointed as the Interim Dean during Prof Jacob's sabbatical.