Professor Rebecca Lingwood starts as Brunel University London's first Provost, with effect from today.
Professor Lingwood joins Brunel from Queen Mary University of London, where she was Vice-Principal for Education and Professor of Fluid Dynamics.
The new role of Provost will have primary responsibility for achieving Brunel’s academic goals, while also deputising for Brunel’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Julia Buckingham CBE.
"Rebecca's distinguished track record in both education and research, her commitment to Brunel's unique academic mission and her evident future potential all position her to succeed in what is a critical leadership role," said Professor Buckingham.
Among Professor Lingwood's achievements at Queen Mary was her introduction of the ‘QMUL Model’, a pioneering new programme of undergraduate education that puts a personalised, credit-bearing strand in every undergraduate programme at every level, valuing a broader range of characteristics than just those linked to specific subject knowledge. Working with employers, the programme was designed to strengthen and diversify the social capital of students, helping graduates to succeed and make a positive societal impact, irrespective of their backgrounds.
As well as having an active research group based at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Professor Lingwood is a trustee of the Daphne Jackson Trust, a member of Universities UK’s TEF Working Group, and has been a variety of leading roles with University Technical Colleges, Multi-Academy Trusts, Institutes of Technology, Degree Apprenticeships and online teaching and learning.
“Brunel is an ambitious university with a strong focus on innovation in learning and research that benefits society,” said Professor Lingwood. “I’m really excited to be part of such a forward-thinking institution.”
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