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

Regional Deans

The Regional Deans support the work of the Vice-Principal (Internationalisation) and each has responsibility for partnership development in a particular geographic area.

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 Regional Deans

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 Officer

SCHOOL OF DIVINITY, HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY:
Rachel Hughes, School Administrative Officer

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION:
Carol Hickman, School Administrative Officer

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING:
Joyce Clark, School Administrative Officer

SCHOOL OF GEOSCIENCES:
Ann Simpson, School Administrative Officer

SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, MUSIC AND VISUAL CULTURE:
Lisa Baxter, Senior Secretary

SCHOOL OF LAW:
Sarah Duncan, School Administrative Officer

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, MEDICAL SCIENCES AND NUTRITION:
Karen Slesser, Assistant College Registrar

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

SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY
Rhona Moore, School Administrative Officer

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Pamela Thomson, School Administrative Officer

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 Peter McGeorge, has responsibility for learning and teaching quality and enhancement (undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research programmes). Together with the Convener of the University’s Quality Assurance Committee, the Vice-Prinicipal will review all proposals and Agreements for student-related partnerships with UK partners and for major student-related partnerships such as accreditations, franchises, validations and joint degrees, some of which may require the further approval of the University Committee on Teaching and Learning and Senate.

Contact the Vice-Principal (Education)