DSPI Alumnus appointed to University of Exeter Professorship

g j melendez torres

Students from our programmes go on to work in many contexts, and it is fantastic to hear when they find success. So we were delighted to find out last week that GJ Melendez-Torres has been appointed to a Professorship at the University of Exeter, just 4 years after finishing his DPhil with us. He will join the College of Medicine and Health as the Professor of Clinical and Social Epidemiology.

GJ is an alumnus of our master's and doctoral programmes. He was a Marshall Scholar, and a departmental lecturer here at DSPI. He remains a Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention collaborator, working in particular with Professor Frances Gardner.

GJ says: "My post at Exeter will draw a lot on the crunchy methods training I received when I undertook the MPhil in EBSI (as it was known then) and then the DPhil in Social Intervention. My interests, like this new post, cross clinical and social boundaries. I am really grateful for all that I learned while at Barnett House, and I still enjoy collaborations with colleagues there."

We wish GJ the very best in his new venture!