Professor Goldman obtained his first degree in Genetics at Queen Mary College, London in 1986. After a travel break, he became a research assistant at East Birmingham Hospital and undertook PhD research at the hospital’s Regional Cytogenetics and DNA Diagnostic Laboratory.
In 1993, he moved to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA to undertake postdoctoral research. Five years later he returned to the UK to take up a lectureship at the University of Sheffield, before becoming head of the university’s Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in 2012, when he was also promoted to Professor.
After completing five years as Head of Department, he took the opportunity to lead the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Bradford as Dean. The faculty lead has four schools teaching a wide range of science disciplines to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
The faculty’s main undergraduate programmes of study cover archaeology, biomedical science, chemistry, clinical sciences, forensic science, healthcare science, optometry and pharmaceutical science. It also offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes including a Physician Associate MSc, and is home to a bespoke STEM centre which delivers support to local schools and recently won an award to develop STEM subjects in the community.
Prof. Goldman said: “Being part of and serving the community is a key goal of the university and joining the Council of Governors at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a real privilege for me. I look forward to helping the Trust develop its excellent service to the public.”