Dean of Quality Enhancement and Assurance

Together with the relevant Regional Dean, the Dean of Quality Enhancement and Assurance, Professor Kathleen Shennan, reviews all initial proposals for student-related partnerships.

Professor Shennan works closely with the Vice-Principals Internationalisation and Learning and Teaching, the Regional Deans, Partnerships Unit and Schools throughout the process of proposal, development and approval to assure the academic quality of student-related partnerships.

Professor Kathleen Shennan
Dean of Quality Enhancement and Assurance

Tel: 272028
Email: k.i.shennan@abdn.ac.uk

Deans Structure

Please see our Deans page.

School Contacts

PHYSICAL SCIENCES (PGT and PGR):
Cheryl Croydon, Deputy College Registrar

BUSINESS SCHOOL:
Kirsteen Watt, Accreditation and Projects Manager

SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES:
Maree McCombie, School Administrative Manager

SCHOOL OF DIVINITY, HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY:
Kate Smith, School Administrative Manager

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION:
Carol Hickman, School Administrative Manager

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING:
Joyce Clark, School Administrative Manager

SCHOOL OF GEOSCIENCES:
Ann Simpson, School Administrative Manager

SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, MUSIC AND VISUAL CULTURE:
Laura Bowie, Senior School Administrator

SCHOOL OF LAW:
Sarah Duncan, School Administrative Manager

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, MEDICAL SCIENCES AND NUTRITION:
Gwen Smith, School Business Manager

SCHOOL OF NATURAL AND COMPUTING SCIENCES
Julie Timms, School Administrative Manager

SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY
Rhona Moore, School Administrative Manager

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
Pam Thomson, School Administrative Manager

GRADUATE SCHOOL
Lucy Leiper, Graduate School Manager

Transnational Manager

Dr Stephen Hill is the University's Transnational Manager and is responsible for managing the development of major transnational education (TNE) projects such as overseas campuses and franchise operations.

He works with the Senior Vice-Principal and Vice-Principal Internationalisation to oversee the implementation of the TNE strand of the University's international strategy, leading the transformation of initial thoughts of strategic transnational opportunities into operational realities.

He maintains an overview of all relevant international projects and provides strategic and operational leadership in support of the Senior Vice-Principal and Vice-Principal Internationalisation, developing and maintaining close relationships with key stakeholders and partners internally and externally.

Dr Stephen Hill
Transnational Manager

Tel: 272075,
Email: s.hill@abdn.ac.uk

Vice-Principal (Internationalisation)

The Vice-Principal (Internationalisation), Professor Richard Wells, is responsible for implementing the University’s Internationalisation Strategy, a key aspect of which is to identify opportunities for collaborations with overseas universities, organisations and governments. He is closely supported in this work by the Regional Deans. The Regional Deans have responsibility for partnership development in particular geographic areas.

Together with the Convener of the University’s Quality Assurance Committee, the relevant Regional Dean will review all initial proposals for student-related partnerships.

Contact the Vice-Principal Internationalisation

Vice-Principal (Education)

The Vice-Principal (Education), Professor Ruth Taylor, has responsibility for learning and teaching strategy and policy for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes, and convenes the University Committee for Learning and Teaching. She has responsibility for strategy and policy for: quality assurance and enhancement, student experience and student support, student retention and progression, and widening participation.

Together with the convenor of the University’s Quality Assurance Committee, the Vice-Principal (Education) will review proposals and agreements for student-related partnerships such as accreditations, validations and joint degrees where these require approval by the University Committee for Learning and Teaching, and Senate.

Contact the Vice-Principal (Education)