Breaking News : MouseDoctor has Gone

Sad News,

As mentioned earlier the College is undergoing a period of cutting costs and jobs. The college re-organisation willl focus on clinical science and not basic science, which is not recieving much attention or funding. In addition following complaints to senior management about his behaviour by members of the public, probably in relation to his views on the BLOG, the Mouse Doctor has been suspended, whilst his position is being reviewed.

After 20 years of partnership Prof B has gone.
CCSVI has Killed Him!

8 thoughts on “Breaking News : MouseDoctor has Gone”

  1. Prof. G is MouseDoc one of the cases of bullying?Richard Horton. Offline: Bullying at Barts. Lancet 2012; 379:1086."….. Clive Seale, the highly respected Sir Michael Perrin Chair of Medical Sociology at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, has received a letter from the medical school’s authorities to say that his post is “at risk”. The reason? The medical school is attempting to save £3 million through compulsory redundancies. Clive Seale is one of 27 academics at Barts who have received such letters. His work is of international stature. There is anger among academic staff at the aggressive approach taken by the medical school’s Dean for Research towards greatly admired colleagues. One distinguished professor reports that the medical school’s Dean for Research is “applying metrics that are far too crude” for assessing academic performance. The result is that the Dean has become a deeply “unpopular” fi gure. The most senior academic leaders at the medical school “are furious with the way [the Dean for Research] has gone about it”. He has used “blunt” and “bully-boy” instruments to upset highly valued staff . The result is a “pretty horrible” culture within the medical school. The great fear the medical school is seized with is REF2014—the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which determines the distribution of billions of pounds of government money to UK universities. The anxiety of performing badly is leading this particular Dean, some say, to use untested and irrelevant metrics to judge the performance of colleagues. At Barts, he has so thoroughly upset so many at the medical school that “rearguard activity” to limit the damage is now underway. Many see the Dean as discredited and are now trying to pull the institution back from the brink of self-immolation. They will hopefully succeed, leaving the Dean’s own performance open to deservedly critical scrutiny……"

  2. Please bring back the MouseDoc!!It looks as if you have ally in the name of the Lancet!Richard Horton. Offline. The Lancet 2012:379:1182.“The bullying [is] widespread”. Last week we reported the disastrous effects of attacks on respected academic staff by officials at Barts and The London. We have been contacted by more scientists at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL), the unhappy home of Barts. The problems we identified are more widespread than we first thought. In the biological sciences, for example, up to a third of staff are “at risk” thanks to inappropriately applied research performance measures. A particular target for assault is teaching. “The science education of current and future undergraduates is in real danger”, writes one professor. The quality of research-led teaching will decline. Students who are paying more money in fees will get an inferior education in return. The inevitable collapse in student satisfaction will bring on a financial crisis, threatening the entire viability of QMUL. The objective of the current university leadership, at seemingly any cost, is to get QMUL into the top 10% of UK universities. Indeed, the costs are great. QMUL’s historic commitment to widening participation is, say some, being jettisoned. Here is one senior QMUL professor, whose concerns have so far fallen on unreceptive minds. “Staff share the desire for QM to improve. But top 10% universities require top 10% infrastructure and can’t be built overnight. They also need motivated, loyal, and cooperative staff. Instead QM is attacking its staff and demanding they produce more without any support. This won’t work.” It is time for QMUL’s Principal, Simon Gaskell, to reach out urgently and start listening to his academic colleagues. He has lost their confidence.

  3. Please tell me this is an April Fool's joke??? We need the MouseDoctor….Bring back the mouse….

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