New appointment

David Sheard, an internationally renowned expert in dementia care, is joining York St John University as Visiting Professor of Emotional Intelligence in Care.

Head of School of Science, Technology and Health at York St John University, Dr Rob Sanders said: “I’m delighted that David will be bringing his unparalleled experience and boundless enthusiasm to our school. His focus on emotional intelligence in care sits perfectly with the compassionate and person-centred ethos of our nursing and allied health courses.”

Professor Sheard will give his inaugural lecture “Valuing nous – injecting health and social care with a booster of emotional intelligence” at 6pm on Tuesday 7 December 2021. The event will take place in York St John Creative Centre and also be livestreamed. Details at: