Dean Charman steps down
In characteristically self-effacing fashion, he didn’t want a fuss. But on a Friday afternoon at the end of May, Professor Bill Charman attended a small farewell celebration to mark the end of nearly 13 years as the Dean of the Monash Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
In a series of brief speeches, staff including Associate Professor Joe Nicolazzo and incoming Dean Professor Arthur Christopoulos paid tribute to Professor Charman’s attributes as a leader and mentor.
During a short but at times emotional address, Professor Charman reflected upon the unique culture of the faculty, and attributed its successes to date to a combination of talent and generosity of spirit.
Professor Charman – who has long been cited as one of the world’s top 1% of researchers in Pharmacology and Toxicology in the annual Highly-Cited Researchers tables – will not be lost to the Faculty. He will be returning to his research career.