Sunderland’s new Dean ready for business

Professor Lawrence Bellamy has been appointed as Academic Dean to the Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism at the University of Sunderland

He joins the University as former Deputy Provost and Associate Dean at the University of Chester and prior to that as Head of Strategy and Economics at Leeds Business School.

A Chartered Engineer, Professor Bellamy started his career in manufacturing – in the area of thermoplastics, composites and thermosets – before moving into higher education.

“I am passionate about business education and excited about working for Sunderland,” said Prof Bellamy.

The University is a great institution with fantastic international networks and a real commitment to serving the region. The ethos of the Faculty is very much about applied learning, making sure that graduates are work-ready with the essential knowledge and skills to make a difference to any organisation they join from day one. There are exceptional staff in the Faculty, highly committed to ensuring that students reach their potential.”

With expertise in areas including enterprise and supply chain, Professor Bellamy has continued to support business throughout his academic career, working with SMEs as Chair for a North West networking organisation and in supporting the set-up of a University Technical College.