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Queen Mary University of London appoints Interim Vice-Principal for Student Experience, Teaching and Learning

Queen Mary University of London has appointed a new Interim Vice-Principal (Student Experience, Teaching and Learning). Professor Stephanie Marshall will take up the post at Queen Mary on 19 June 2018. Professor Marshall was previously Chief Executive Officer of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) from 2013 to 2018, positioning the HEA as a global leader in teaching excellence.

5 June 2018

Prof Stephanie Marshall joins Queen Mary as the interim of Vice-Principal for Student Experience, Teaching and Learning

At the HEA, she led its transformation from a government-funded organisation to become a highly successful, sustainable organisation with extensive global reach and membership spanning 45 countries worldwide. This includes growth in the number of HEA Fellowships from 3,500 in 2012 to 100,000 at the time of her departure.  

Professor Colin Bailey, Principal and President of Queen Mary University of London, said: “Professor Marshall has a global reputation for developing and promoting innovation in teaching and learning. She is passionate about higher education enabling an inclusive society, underpinned by an absolute commitment to equality, diversity and the public good.

“We are delighted that Professor Marshall will be joining the senior leadership team at Queen Mary to help shape our wider teaching and learning agenda, nationally and internationally.”

She has held a number of leading positions in higher education including, Director of Programmes at the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, Provost of Goodricke College at the University of York and Deputy-Chief Executive (Research and Policy) at the HEA.

Professor Marshall’s international reputation has led to her being recruited to serve on the German Excellenz Initiative judging panel, and most recently, to Chair the Norwegian Centres for Excellence Initiative (SFU) judging panel. This includes having an ongoing relationship with NOKUT (Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education) in terms of providing support for the SFU academic leaders. She introduced the Global Teaching Excellence Award in 2016 and continues to have academic oversight of this initiative.

Professor Marshall said: “I am absolutely delighted to be taking up this position at Queen Mary University of London at a crucial time in terms of the rapidly changing higher education landscape. Queen Mary makes a unique and distinctive contribution amongst Russell Group universities, being both of the highest calibre in terms of its offer, at the same time as being wholly committed to its values of inclusivity, diversity and social justice.”

Professor Marshall studied History at the University of York and has postgraduate qualifications in Education Studies from York and Harvard. She is an author of a number publications and articles on academic leadership, teaching excellence, and global challenges in higher education, including four editions as co-editor of A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She is also a regular speaker at international conferences on teaching excellence and leadership in higher education, teaching and learning.

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Rupert Marquand
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Queen Mary University of London