About us

Our Faculty is home to a vibrant and diverse mix of academics and practitioners, working together to provide high quality teaching and knowledge generation in the public and private sectors.

Our mission

We recognise the power of education to transform individuals, communities and the wider social world. As such we encourage all forms of collaboration for the benefit of our students, staff and wider stakeholders, working together to confront the many challenges that face us today.

Learning and teaching

We have an excellent and highly motivated team of teaching staff, from a range of academic and professional backgrounds. This means we are able to offer a strong blend of academic theory and applied expertise, ensuring our students are equipped with relevant and practical skills to aid them in the world of work. Indeed, many of our programmes have direct links with employers, and can even provide professional accreditation, giving our students the very best head start in their future careers.

Research

Our Faculty is experiencing a rapid growth in areas of research and knowledge exchange. As well as our well-established SPEAR research centre, we have seen strong growth in other areas, such as Cybercrime Investigation, Business Accounting and Finance, and Applied Psychology, to name but a few.

Consultancy

Alongside our research groups, we also offer a range of consultancy services, and other projects with which we aim to share our knowledge with others. From our psychology practice consultancy to the  Mediation Clinic, and SportsLab, we aim to build strong relationships with the many groups we work with, transforming lives, and building a brighter, sustainable future for all.

 

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Prof. Callum Firth

Dean, Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences

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Theresa Gadsby-Bourner

Assistant to the Dean

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Dr. Simon Harvey

Faculty Director of Research

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Dr. Suzanne Dowse

Faculty Director of Quality

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Prof. Chris Beedie

Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange

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Dr Susan Kenyon

Faculty Director of Learning and Teaching

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Giles Polglase

Faculty Director of Learning and Teaching

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Carole Whitehead

Faculty Administrative Assistant - Teaching and Quality

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Sally-Ann Chambers

Faculty Manager (Quality)

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Joe Bufton

Faculty Manager (Administration and Operations)

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Louise Berry

Faculty Manager (Administration and Operations)

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