Obituary: Dr Vanessa Sluming

The University is sad to announce the death of a member of staff, Dr Vanessa Sluming, who passed away on Thursday, 10 May.

Vanessa started her career at the University in 1992 as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences.  She also held an Associate Senior Lecturer position in the Department of Psychological Sciences along with an Honorary position in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology.

Stuart Mackay, Head of the University’s Diagnostic Radiography programme, paid tribute to Vanessaon  behalf of her colleagues:

“Vanessa Sluming was an excellent teacher and taught me physics back in the late 70s when I was a student radiographer at the North East Liverpool Technical College. She had a calm and patient manner and was always able to get you to understand even the most complex physics concepts. I found her inspirational and she was part of the reason that I went into teaching diagnostic radiography.

“Vanessa influenced many others in the profession through her teaching but also through her work with PhD students over many years. She has ensured that the profession continues to build its knowledge base and moves forwards. Without people like Vanessa the profession of Diagnostic Radiography would not have made the amazing advances that it has. She will be very much missed by all who knew her.”

Vanessa’s funeral will be held at 3pm on Wednesday, 23 May at Springwood Crematorium, L25 7UN. Donations in Vanessa’s memory can be made to the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity or Merseyside Dogs Home.

Dr Vanessa Sluming