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Scott joined the University in October 2016. His remit includes line management responsibility for a variety of professional services and liaison with external agencies. He is also the institutional lead on data strategy and as Chair of the Information Security and Data Quality Group he oversees compliance with relevant legislation.
Scott has held senior roles in operations, project and programme management for more than 20 years in the UK, Singapore and New Zealand. He has a strong track record of delivering strategic priorities by galvanising the commitment of large, diverse teams around a shared purpose and a methodical approach. His experience extends to the private sector, local and central government, but most of his career has been spent working with universities including Robert Gordon, Salford, Glasgow, Bradford, Brunel and East London. Before joining UCLan, Scott served as Director of Zendu Consulting Limited, an independent business he founded with the aim of enhancing the contribution of professional services within Higher Education by delivering operational excellence and effective change.
Scott graduated from Robert Gordon University with an MSc in e-Business and won the Association of Business Schools Postgraduate Award.
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Rachel joined UCLan as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development) in 2017. She is responsible for the ongoing development of UCLan’s learning and teaching strategy, ensuring that we deliver an outstanding student experience in a modern learning environment.
Rachel works closely with senior colleagues at UCLan to help shape, develop and deliver UCLan's strategic aims, delivery plans and key objectives and to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the University.
Prior to joining UCLan, Rachel worked with the Open University, where she held the position of Director of Strategy, Planning and Resources. She had strategic responsibility for student experience and enhancing student employability and career progression.
As well as her experience within higher education, Rachel has delivered major change projects in other sectors. In her role as Head of Curriculum Design and Development for the Police Service, Rachel managed the redevelopment of the national police curriculum and led the work to develop the world’s first professional body for policing, the College of Policing, on secondment to the Home Office.
Rachel brings invaluable leadership skills and experience in large-scale change to the Executive team and is strongly committed to UCLan values and its mission. Together with senior colleagues, Rachel will work in partnership with students to realise our ambition to be sector leading for the quality of our teaching and the student experience.
Rachel has degrees and qualifications from the University of Bradford, Durham University, South Bank University and Oxford University.
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Andrew joined the University in September 2013 as the Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication. In 2014 he was appointed to the position of Executive Dean as the University restructured into Faculties. He then led the Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries for four years; in that time it won the Times Higher Education Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts and Professor Lubaina Himid CBE won the prestigious Turner Prize among other highlights. In March 2018 Andrew was promoted to a new Pro Vice-Chancellor role to provide strategic cross-institutional leadership and vision for the digital and creative industries, overseeing the Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries and the Faculty of Science and Technology.
Prior to working at the University of Central Lancashire, Andrew worked in the broadcast industry and held a number of academic posts in television production before moving into academic management in the Media School at Bournemouth University. He became a National Teaching Fellow in 2004 for his HEFCE-funded work in group work assessment in media practice. His research interests include broadcast historiography and re-enactment techniques.
Andrew graduated from Bournemouth University with an Honours degree in Media Production. He achieved a SEDA accredited PG Cert in Professional Development and was awarded a PhD in 2012 entitled Conditions of Time and Space: A Re-enactment Experiment with the British TV Series Doctor Who.
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Professor Crean was appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Clinical and Health) in July 2017. From April 2018 he assumed oversight for Research. He previously served the University in a number of senior academic roles including Executive Dean of the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, Director of Dental Research and Knowledge Transfer, and Dean of the School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education.
In his current role, Professor Crean is responsible for building productive networks and relationships with key stakeholders to ensure that the University is well positioned to implement new and innovative opportunities in clinical health business, education and research. By building on the outstanding reputation of the University’s dentistry, medical, nursing and pharmacy programmes, he is ensuring that the University is able to play a major role in combating health inequalities and fostering an integrated approach to the provision of health and care across the North West.
StJohn gained a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery (BDS) from University College London in 1981 before attaining an MB BS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) from University College London and Middlesex School of Medicine in 1992. He later gained a PhD from the University of London in 2000 and a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education from the University of Cambridge. He is currently studying an LLM (Medical Ethics and Law) with the University of Edinburgh.
Beyond the University, StJohn is an Honorary Consultant at East Lancashire Hospital Trust and the University of Morecambe Bay Hospitals Foundation Trust. He is currently the Robert Bradlaw advisor in the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and Editor-in-Chief of the Faculty Dental Journal (FDJ). He has held the posts of President of the North West Branch of the British Dental Association and Chairman of the Fylde Section.
His ongoing research interests include the safe management of medicalised patients in dentistry and the role of oral bacteria in systemic disease, with a focus on neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications and receives regular invitations to speak to learned societies and conferences.
Responsible for building productive networks and relationships with key stakeholders in order to ensure that the University is able to implement new and innovative opportunities in clinical health business, education and research. He will support the Vice-Chancellor and Senior Executive Team by leading the University's continued growth and development of its provision in these areas with support from the Executive Deans.
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