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Durham University

About Durham University

Professor Charlotte Clarke, Executive Dean (Social Sciences and Health) - from 16 September 2019


As Executive Dean (Social Sciences & Health), Charlotte will be responsible for the strategic development and financial performance of the Faculty of Social Sciences & Health. She will be a key academic leader, supporting and enhancing research and teaching performance within her Faculty. As an integral member of the University Executive, she will also play an important ambassadorial role for her Faculty and the University as a whole.

Professional background and expertise

Charlotte comes to Durham from the University of Edinburgh where she has recently been Head of the School of Health in Social Science and is currently Dean International for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

She has been a (sub-)panel member for RAE2008, REF2014 and REF2021.

Through her research, Charlotte has worked to address health inequalities and stigma and has influenced international health and social care policy and practice in relation to dementia.

Education and qualifications

Charlotte graduated in Nursing Studies from Glasgow College of Technology and holds an MSc in Health and Social Research, a PGCE, a PhD in Dementia and Higher Doctorate in Social Science from Northumbria University.