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Queen Mary Alumni


Professor David Blanchflower CBE (PhD Economics, 1985) has been the Bruce V Rauner Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College since 2001. As well as being a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, he is also a Research Fellow at the Centre of Economic Studies (University of Munich) and at the Institute for the Study of Labour (University of Bonn). He has advised government agencies in the USA and Europe and has also consulted for a number of private sector firms including Tesco, London Electricity, Visa and Microsoft.

David was a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee from 2006-09. He delivered the Bernard Corry Memorial Lecture at Queen Mary in 2007 and received an Honorary degree from the University of London in 2009.

Professor Anne Jones (W, French with Spanish, 1956), a former President of the Students' Union at Westfield College, was Professor of Lifelong Learning at Brunel University from 1995-2001. She is also the Founder/Managing Director of Lifelong Learning Systems UK Ltd and was made an Honorary Fellow of Queen Mary in 1991.

Bushra Nasir CBE
(Genetics and Microbiology, 1974), Headteacher of Plashet School for Girls in East Ham since 1997, was the first female Muslim headteacher of a comprehensive school in the country. She was named 'Professional of the Year' at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in 2005 for being 'one of the most inspirational educators in the UK today.’ Bushra was made an Honorary Fellow of Queen Mary in 2008.

Dame Veronica Sutherland
(W, German, 1961) was the sixth President of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge (2001-08). Formerly, she had served as a British career diplomat from 1965 until 1999, which included a stint as Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland.

Pao Swen Tseng (Zeng Baosun) (1894-1978), a feminist, historian and educator, was the first Chinese woman to receive a degree from the University of London, graduating from Westfield College with a BSc in Botany in 1916. Tseng later became principal of the I Fang School in Changsha, Hunan Province, a women's college based on similar ideals as Westfield.

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