Professor Margaret Ross is Vice Principal for People Strategy. She is responsible for the effective implementation of the People objectives, including developing potential of all of our people, equality and diversity and the mental health and wellbeing of students and staff.
Professor Ross is an Aberdeen graduate, qualifying as a solicitor in 1981 alongside part-time law teaching, and becoming a full-time academic member of staff in 1992. Margaret was Head of the School of Law from 2008 to 2011 prior to becoming Head of College of Arts and Social Sciences from 2011 until 2017.
Margaret Ross’s research and teaching interests are in evidence, procedures and mediation applied in particular to civil justice, family and mental health contexts. She has published widely in academic and professional media and has strong links with lawyers and other professionals, policy-makers and academics working locally, nationally and internationally.
She holds charity trustee positions and is Vice-Chair of the University’s Fitness to Practice Committee for Medicine. She has been Vice-Chair of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, Chair of Grampian Research Ethics Committee, an independent reporter for the Scottish courts in adoption applications and President of the Aberdeen High School for Girls/Harlaw Academy Former Pupils Club. She has been a visiting Professor at the Universities of Maryland, Baltimore and Indiana, Bloomington.