Cillian, who is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at De Montfort University, will join on July 11.
In his current position Cillian plays a key role in the university’s external relations, with responsibility for the university’s four overseas partners and associated programmes in China (Shenyang), Hong Kong, India and Denmark, and two new partnerships in Malaysia and Philippines.
His academic research has focussed on the EU, international trade and business cycles, and he has advised a wide range of governments and international organisations including the Cabinet Office, the Treasury and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) (in the UK), the Australian, Canadian and United Arab Emirates governments, the EU, the World Trade Organisation and United Nations Conference for Trade and Development.
I am honoured to be joining this great institution and to play a part in Creating the University of the Future
Prior to joining De Montfort, he was Deputy Head of College of Social Sciences (which included the Business School, and the Schools of Government and Society, Education and Social Policy) at the University of Birmingham from 2008-2014. He is the Chair of the Leicestershire Police Ethics, Integrity and Complaints Committee, a member of the board of the Economics Network, an Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham, and has served in a variety of capacities the Higher Education Academy, the European Jean Monnet Network, and the Royal Economics Society.
Cillian said he is looking forward to starting his new role at Nottingham Trent University. “I am honoured to be joining this great institution and to play a part in Creating the University of the Future. The Social Sciences are crucial to shaping the society we live in, the way we do business, the structure of our economy, and the fairness and effectiveness of our laws, and I am excited at the prospect of working with colleagues with the energy, expertise and experience to shape that agenda through our teaching, research and outreach.
“I am also delighted to take on the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor International, given the importance of positioning NTU as a global university, promoting global citizenship in our students, ensuring our research and scholarship have global impact, and attracting talented students and staff from around the world.”
Cillian will replace Nigel Healy who is taking up a post as Vice-Chancellor of Fiji National University.
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