New Deputy Vice Chancellor for Bishop Grosseteste University

Lincoln’s Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) has appointed a new Deputy Vice Chancellor for academic affairs.

Dr Jayne Mitchell moves from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) where she is currently Director of Research, Development and Partnerships, to the university.

In her role at QAA, she was responsible for ensuring standards and reference points used by QAA, higher education providers and those with an interest in higher education.

Previously, she was also Associate Dean at Staffordshire University, with responsibility for quality and learning development.

She will begin her role at BGU in the new year.

Dr Mitchell said: “I am thrilled to be joining the team at Bishop Grosseteste University.

“It is a university with a terrific heritage and exciting plans for the future. I look forward to playing a part in shaping that future direction.”

Reverend Professor Peter Neil, Vice Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University, added: “We are looking forward to welcoming Jayne to the BGU community in the New Year.

“Her research, leadership and strategic management within the areas of quality development and the enhancement of teaching and learning and partnerships will make a valuable contribution to the leadership of the academic schools and to the strategic direction of BGU.”

Dr Mitchell has a PhD in Physical Activity Epidemiology from the University of Exeter and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Birmingham.

She will work at BGU alongside Hâf Merrifield, Deputy Vice Chancellor for strategy and performance.