Pro Vice Chancellor - University of Central Lancashire
Lynne is Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Central Lancashire with responsibility for academic development, employability and partnerships. She is a Director and Trustee at a number of charitable organisations within the North West region and is a member of the Lancashire LEP Skills and Employment Board.
She has a keen interest in improving opportunities for students and graduates to achieve success in their chosen fields, widening participation and success in education and in developing the university’s curriculum and wider offering in ways that ensure graduates demonstrate the skills attributes and knowledge that employers require.
Before taking up her current post Lynne was Dean of the University’s Law School and a practising lawyer with expertise in Trusts and Property laws. She has a strong professional and academic interest in education law, equality and diversity and in social issues around improvement of social mobility and access to justice. She has contributed as a key note speaker at several UK and international conferences and advisory meetings on these issues.
Lynne has led several externally funded high value research projects, working in collaboration with international partners. She has been involved in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with industry and with social enterprises to identify ways to improve students’ employability, their resilience and to raise aspirations.
She has many years’ experience of quality assurance and enhancement across educational disciplines and in legal professional and academic education. She has been involved in reviewing quality in more than 30 international institutions and at many UK universities and colleges on behalf of universities and the legal professional bodies. She has participated in national working parties and groups to review and enhance education and policy.
Lynne has travelled widely to support international students and to develop UCLan’s partnerships.
She studied for her first degree at Durham, before going on to quality as a Solicitor. Alongside her legal qualifications, Lynne has studied for higher degrees in Education and in Management.
Apart from travel, Lynne has a keen Interest in classical music, the arts and theatre. She lives in Lancashire. She has a son who is a junior doctor and another training to be a solicitor.
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