Professor Shirley Congdon
Professor Congdon’s portfolio carries responsibility for the strategic development and oversight of the Academic Strategy. Working with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor’s and Deans the key focus of strategic development is to increase the quality and impact of research, knowledge transfer, teaching and the student experience. A strong focus is being placed on developing the academic portfolio to ensure it is relevant to students and the needs of business.
She is passionate about the student experience and committed to creating excellence in learning and teaching. She believes that the cultivation of an environment in which students and staff are supported to be outstanding and creative will enhance student success.
Professor Congdon’s professional and academic expertise lies within the area of health and social care service modernisation & cultural change, research methods and evidence-based practice. She has worked within the field of higher education for 22 years during which time she has held a number of senior posts in a number of Higher Education Institutes.