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Nottingham appoints new directors for mental health and hearing research

A new Director has been appointed to run the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare and The University of Nottingham. Professor Martin Orrell is currently Professor of Ageing and Mental Health at University College London. He also works as an Honorary Consultant and Old Age Psychiatrist and is Director of Research and Development at the North East London Foundation Trust. The University has also appointed Dr Michael Akeroyd as its new Director for Hearing Research. He will run the Medical Research Council’s Institute of Hearing Research (IHR) at Nottingham.  Dr Akeroyd is currently the Scottish Director of the MRC/CSO IHR Scottish Section in Glasgow, where he has been for the past seven years. As Section Director, he is responsible for scientific work and recently led the move into new state-of-the-art laboratories.