Recently Professor Deborah Prentice, a psychologist, took over as the 347th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. Listen to her speech. Think global, think big, aspire, and work hard to be like such role models.
From Princeton to Cambridge
Professor Deborah Prentice delivered her inaugural speech at the Senate House, Cambridge. In her speech, she briefly mentioned that she has spent most of her academic life at Princeton University. To answer the most frequently asked question, ‘Why did you take this job’? She briefly mentioned about her decision to move from the United States to the UK was not just of the blue and spur of the moment.
She defines Cambridge University as a beacon of global excellence that has given birth to several Nobel laureates and winners. It stands out for its list of ground-breaking research, education quality, and inventors and it goes on. The University of Cambridge is regarded as the place of great discovery which the world and its alumni speak of loudly.
Addressing her immediate predecessor Dr. Anthony Freeling, Professor Prentice specially thanked him for his role in the smooth onboarding of her widely appointed vice-chancellor.
About Cambridge University
Cambridge also stands for partnership in research programs. The Biomedical campus holds an extraordinary partnership between the University and the National Health Service. The biomedical campus is a thriving hub for research and the world-class clinical current plan includes the new children’s hospital in England which is specialized in treating both physical and mental health.
Stating the rich history and impact of Cambridge University Prenctice mentioned the fact that it is the first place that King Charles chose to visit after his coronation. That provides a powerful indication of the significance and role of the university in contributing towards the wellness of the nation.
About the life and career of Professor Deborah Prentice
Professor Deborah Prentice became the University of Cambridge’s 347th Vice-Chancellor on 1 July 2023. As a renewed psychologist, Professor Deborah Prentice started her academic career at Princeton in 1988. She also performed her administrative career at the university and eventually advanced academically from one rank to another while assuming responsibility as the chairperson at the Department of Psychology for the duration of 12 years. Her primary responsibilities included academics, managing financial matters, and difficulties in long-term planning alongside serving as Dean at the faculty of psychology and then six years as the provost of Princeton University.
From Academic Contributions to Leadership
Her academic contributions are beneficial in the field of psychology and also prove to be motivational and inspirational for budding psychology enthusiasts.
She has written three academic volumes and published more than 50 articles. She has specialization in drafting articles and chapters about the study of domestic violence, gender stereotypes as well as alcohol abuse. Her studies about social norms giving human behavior specifically about the effect of developing unwritten rules and norms and how people violate such norms and rules.
Professor Deborah Prentice didn’t take the invitation to Cambridge University lightly. She assumed the role of Vice-chancellor of Cambridge University citing her passion for the transformative power of good ideas and energy to contribute more to the field of mental health.