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Professor Frances Bowen

Professor Frances Bowen is Vice-Principal and Executive Dean (Humanities and Social Sciences) at Queen Mary University of London.

Photo of Professor Frances BowenProfessor Frances Bowen joined Queen Mary as the Vice-Principal and Executive Dean (Humanities and Social Sciences) in September 2022.

She was previously Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Social Sciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA), having been in post since 2018.

Before joining UEA, Professor Bowen held several key leadership positions at Queen Mary. Initially recruited as Professor of Innovation in 2011, she also worked as Deputy Head and Director of Research in the School of Business and Management, before progressing to Head of School and eventually becoming its Dean.

Professor Bowen is a distinguished researcher in corporate environmental strategy. She has secured numerous research grants and frequently provides evidence and counsel to private and public sector organisations on sustainable business strategies.

Professor Bowen also holds degrees from the University of Oxford, Northeastern University, and the University of Bath. In addition, she has held visiting fellowships at the University of Oxford and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

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