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Meet our new Executive Deans

(12 July 2019)

Janet Stewart, Charlotte Clarke, Jacqui Rammage

L-R Janet Stewart, Charlotte Clarke, Jacqui Rammage

We are pleased to confirm that we have successfully appointed to the three new Executive Dean roles, to join our community of extraordinary people. 

Along with Professor Susan Hart, the current lead for Durham University Business School which will become the Faculty of Business on 1 August 2019, the new Executive Deans will be key academic leaders and integral members of our leadership team. 

They will have responsibility for the strategic development and financial performance of their Faculty and play an important ambassadorial role for their Faculty and the University as a whole.

Following an extensive external search and recruitment process, we have appointed the following outstanding candidates:

  • Professor Charlotte Clarke – Executive Dean (Social Sciences & Health)

Charlotte is currently Professor of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh, where she was previously Head of School and now also holds the post of Dean International for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Through her research she has worked to address health inequalities and stigma and has influenced international health and social care policy and practice in relation to dementia.

  • Professor Jacqui Ramagge – Executive Dean (Science)

Jacqui is currently Head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sydney. She has won awards for her teaching and for her contributions to the research environment. Her research interests overlap algebra, analysis, and geometry. She is a Fellow (and currently President) of the Australian Mathematical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales.

  • Professor Janet Stewart – Executive Dean (Arts & Humanities)

Janet joined Durham in 2014 from the University of Aberdeen as Professor of German and Visual Culture in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (MLAC). She was the founding Director of the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture and served as Head of School from 2015 to 2018. Her research interests lie in visual culture, the energy humanities and Austrian and German cultural history.

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