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Chair of Global Creative Enterprise, The University of Edinburgh

Professor Candace Jones has been appointed Chair of Global Creative Enterprise at the University of Edinburgh Business School. 

She will join the School in January 2016 from Boston College, where she is Associate Professor in the Organization Studies Department of the Carroll School of Management.

Candace is an outstanding scholar who has published in leading journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Academy of Management Annals, and Organization Studies.  She is currently on the editorial boards of Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies and Organization Studies, where she was a Senior Editor from 2008 to 2012.


Head of School of Education, University of Glasgow

Professor Trevor Gale has been appointed the Head of the School of Education at the University of Glasgow for four years from August 2015.  Trevor will be joining the University from Deakin University, where he is Chair in Education Policy and Social Justice.


Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities and Social Sciences), Newcastle University

The Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University, Professor Chris Brink, has confirmed the appointment of Professor Julie Sanders to the post of Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Professor Sanders is currently Vice Provost (Teaching and Learning), University of Nottingham Ningbo China.  Her career has included periods at Warwick, Keele, and Nottingham Universities, most recently as Chair in Literature and Drama and Head of the School of English at Nottingham.  Professor Sanders will join Newcastle University from 1 September 2015.

Commenting on the appointment, Professor Brink said: "Professor Sanders will be an excellent appointment for the Faculty, exactly what we need to help us build on our recent REF results and to work together to address our 'Raising the Bar' initiative.  Her experience in China and in another strong Russell Group University will be of great benefit to the Faculty."

Professor Sanders said: "I am delighted to have this opportunity to work with staff and students in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Building on past achievements, HaSS will now be looking to the next stage of its development to face global issues and challenges and play a full role in Newcastle's establishment as a world class civic university.

"It will be an honour to be the Pro-Vice-Chancellor with oversight of those goals in such a discipline-rich Faculty."