Professor Scott Fleming takes up his new role as Executive Dean: Research, Knowledge Exchange and External Engagement, from 1st April 2018. He will immediately be focusing on growing Bishop Grosseteste University’s research capability and capacity, and steering the development of BGU’s Lincolnshire Open Research and Innovation Centre (LORIC).
Professor Fleming is a highly experienced academic, recognised for his development and leadership of research governance and knowledge exchange at Cardiff Met over a number of years. His personal research interest is primarily in the sociology of sport and leisure, and in addition to his own track record of publication, he brings a wealth of experience in cross-University researcher training, staff development and support for Graduate Studies.
Professor Jayne Mitchell, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the Bishop Grosseteste University of Lincoln, said: “We are delighted to welcome Scott to BGU. He brings a wealth of experience and an outstanding academic background as a researcher, educator and innovator. Perhaps most importantly, he also shares our ambition to sustain and further develop research, knowledge exchange and external engagement at BGU.”
Professor Fleming said: “I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to take forward BGU’s ambitious plans for development of this portfolio. I’m looking forward to the challenge and can’t wait to get started.”