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Roger Dyson

We are very sorry to have to report the death of two former members of the Department of Adult Education and Extramural Studies, Mr Eric Butterworth, OBE, and Professor Roger Dyson. Professor Dyson graduated from Keele in 1962 with first class honours in Economics and History. His first post after graduation was as a research officer with Barclays Bank and then, in 1963, he was appointed as an Assistant Lecturer at Leeds. Promoted to Lecturer in 1966, he was an active and enthusiastic member of the Department, who made a considerable contribution to the teaching of industrial relations, many of his students being trade unionists and others on day-release courses. He also served as an Associate Lecturer in the Nuffield Centre for Health Services Studies. Whilst at Leeds, Professor Dyson completed a doctorate on the development of collective bargaining in the cotton spinning industry. He resigned in 1974, on his appointment as Deputy Director of the Department of Adult Education at Keele. His interest in health policy grew rapidly and he later became Honorary Professor of Health Care Management. In the 1990s, he established, and, until his retirement in 2001, was the Director of, the Clinical Management Unit in the Centre for Health Planning and Management at Keele; this Unit enjoys a national reputation for its teaching and development in the field of clinical, and particularly medical, management. Professor Dyson died on 26 May.