Professor Marian Jacobs was appointed Dean in the Health Sciences Faculty at the University of Cape Town (South Africa) on 1 January 2006.
Professor Jacobs is an MBChB graduate of UCT, where she is renowned for her contributions as Director of the university’s School of Child and Adolescent Health and of the Children’s Institute.
She first joined UCT in 1966 as a student and has been with the university for 40 years. Professor Jacobs has a wide range of academic and management leadership experience, both nationally and internationally. She has built formal ties with institutions like the World Health Organisation and the Council on Health Research for Development.
In her vision for the Faculty of Health Sciences, she said she would promote the understanding of health “in all its dimensions,” advancing enquiry and providing a range of services to the health sector while preparing tomorrow’s health professionals, educators and scientists for practice and leadership.