Senior Oversight Group

Vice Chancellor

Professor Mary Stuart

Vice Chancellor

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Mary is Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln. She is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and the Open University where she obtained her Doctorate in Social Policy in 1998. Her research interests are focussed on life histories, social mobility, higher education students and community development.

Mary has a strong track record in all aspects of University management, having worked in senior roles in three different universities. Since joining Lincoln she has established and grown the first new Engineering School to be created in the UK for more than 20 years (in collaboration with Siemens plc) and successfully led the development of Science provision at Lincoln (including the Schools of Chemistry, Pharmacy and Physics and Mathematics). Academic profile

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)

Professor Andrew Hunter

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)

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Professor Andrew Hunter is Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computing and a PhD in Computer Graphics, both from the University of Bath.
Andrew worked for several years in the software industry before returning to academia, teaching Computer Science at Sunderland and Durham Universities. He joined the University of Lincoln in 2004, previously holding roles as Head of Department of Computing, Dean of Research, and Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Science. Academic profile

Pro-Vice chancellor / Head of the College of Science & Engineering

Professor Libby John

Pro-Vice chancellor / Head of the College of Science & Engineering

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Libby was the Head of School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln (2011-2017), and Faculty Director of Teaching and Learning, University of Lincoln (2010- 2011). Before arriving at Lincoln, Libby was the Head of Department of Biology & Environmental Science, University of Sussex (2002–2009). She has been the Chair, Education, Careers and Training Committee of the British Ecological Society (2009 – 2012) and a member of the NERC Peer Review College (2008-2011). Academic profile
 

Pro-vice chancellor / Head of the College of Social Science

Professor Sara Owen

Pro-vice chancellor / Head of the College of Social Science

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Sara first trained as a general nurse at Guy’s Hospital, London before going on to work in palliative care at St. Christopher’s hospice, London and in oncology at the Royal Marsden hospital, London. She then trained as a mental health nurse at the Maudsley/Bethlem Hospitals, London and worked first as a staff nurse and then as a charge nurse on one of the acute in-patient wards for five years.

Sara has two undergraduate degrees, one in Applied Social Sciences and one in Nursing Education. She obtained her PhD from the University of Nottingham; a pluralistic evaluation of services for women with serious and enduring mental health problems. Sara’s first post in Higher Education was at De Montfort University. This was followed by posts as lecturer, research fellow, senior lecturer, and reader in mental health at the University of Nottingham. Academic profile

Pro-vice chancellor / Head of the College of Arts

Professor Matthew Cragoe

Pro-vice chancellor / Head of the College of Arts

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Matthew came to Lincoln in 2014 as Pro Vice Chancellor (Arts) and Head of the College of Arts.  He was previously Head of the School of History, Art History & Philosophy at the University of Sussex, and, prior to that, Head of the Social Sciences Research Institute at the University of Hertfordshire. Academic profile

Pro-vice chancellor / Director of the Lincoln International Business School

Dr Craig Marsh

Pro-vice chancellor / Director of the Lincoln International Business School

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My mission is to build creative environments where teachers, support staff and learners can achieve their aims together. I have particular passions for innovation in learning, and for leadership founded on firm moral principles. This mission and these passions have steered me through 30 years of experience in the military, in the private sector, in academia, and in consulting, and I’m now fully engaged in contributing to the success of all our students, external partners, and employees at Lincoln. Academic profile

Ros Pepper

Director of Human Resources

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Caroline Low

Director of Planning

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Professor of Analytical Chemistry & Cultural Heritage

Professor Belinda Coston

Professor of Analytical Chemistry & Cultural Heritage

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Belinda has been leading the University’s gender equality initiatives in STEM since 2012. A nuclear chemist by training, she is particularly interested in the progression of female academics in STEM subject areas and has developed a number of supportive initiatives at Lincoln. Academic profile

Professor in Contemporary English Literature, School of English & Journalism

Professor Lucie Armitt

Professor in Contemporary English Literature, School of English & Journalism

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Lucie Armitt is Professor of Contemporary Literature and is a literary critic with a research specialism in the field of Contemporary Women’s Writing. She is particularly interested in the work of Sarah Waters, Kate Mosse, Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson. She was a founding Executive Steering Group member of the global research network The Contemporary Women’s Writing Association and a founding Associate Editor of the award winning international peer-reviewed academic journal Contemporary Women’s Writing (Oxford University Press). From 2012-14 she was the award holder of an AHRC-funded national training programme for early career researchers and postgraduate researchers working in the field of contemporary women’s writing. Her gender-related books include: Lucie Armitt, Contemporary Women’s Fiction and the Fantastic (Palgrave Macmillan, 2000); Lucie Armitt (ed.) Essential Readers’ Guide to George Eliot (Icon Books and Palgrave Macmillan, 2000); Lucie Armitt (ed.) Where No Man Has Gone Before: Women and Science Fiction (Routledge, 1991). Academic profile

Professor for the Public Understanding of Political Science

Professor Jacqui Briggs

Professor for the Public Understanding of Political Science

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Jacqui is Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences. Her interests include Anti-Politics, Thinking Politics and Gender, Globalisation and Sexuality, with her research currently centring on youth political participation, young women and politics, and the issue of compulsory voting. She is the Associate Editor for the journal European Political Science. Academic profile

Principal Lecturer, Lincoln International Business School

Dr Deirdre Anderson

Principal Lecturer, Lincoln International Business School

Deirdre's research interests include flexibility, work and family (especially in different cultures), gendered careers, and women’s management pipeline, all considered through a lens of inclusion and diversity.  Deirdre has published in peer-reviewed journals and written a number of book chapters in her areas of expertise.  She has been actively involved in voluntary youth work throughout her career. Academic profile