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Scott Mulholland

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Development and Registrar)

Scott Mulholland

Contact Details
 

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Development) and Registrar

Scott Mulholland
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892512
Email: SMulholland1@uclan.ac.uk

Personal Assistant

Carol Doloughan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 894000
Email: CDoloughan1@uclan.ac.uk

Scott joined the University in October 2016. His remit includes line management responsibility for a variety of professional services and liaison with external agencies. He is also the institutional lead on data strategy and as Chair of the Information Security and Data Quality Group he oversees compliance with relevant legislation.  

Scott has held senior roles in operations, project and programme management for more than 20 years in the UK, Singapore and New Zealand. He has a strong track record of delivering strategic priorities by galvanising the commitment of large, diverse teams around a shared purpose and a methodical approach. His experience extends to the private sector, local and central government, but most of his career has been spent working with universities including Robert Gordon, Salford, Glasgow, Bradford, Brunel and East London. Before joining UCLan, Scott served as Director of Zendu Consulting Limited, an independent business he founded with the aim of enhancing the contribution of professional services within Higher Education by delivering operational excellence and effective change.

Scott graduated from Robert Gordon University with an MSc in e-Business and won the Association of Business Schools Postgraduate Award.

Current responsibilities

  • Data strategy
  • Planning and insight
  • Academic Registry
  • Equality, Diversity and inclusion
  • Risk management
  • Business continuity planning

Committee membership

  • Executive Team
  • Information Security and Data Quality Group (Chair)
  • Equality and Diversity Executive Group (Chair)
  • Academic and Business Enhancement Board
  • ASQAC (Member)
  • Academic Board (Member)
  • Course Planning Committee

Representation on external bodies

  • Member of the Association of Heads of University Administration
  • Fellow of the Association of University Administrators
  • Member of the Association for Project Management

Rachel Cragg

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development)

Rachel Cragg


Contact Details

 

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development)

Rachel Cragg
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892681
Email: RCragg@uclan.ac.uk

Executive Assistant

Katherine Axon
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892511
Email: KAxon1@uclan.ac.uk

Rachel joined UCLan as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development) in 2017. She is responsible for the ongoing development of UCLan’s learning and teaching strategy, ensuring that we deliver an outstanding student experience in a modern learning environment.

Rachel works closely with senior colleagues at UCLan to help shape, develop and deliver UCLan's strategic aims, delivery plans and key objectives and to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the University.

Prior to joining UCLan, Rachel worked with the Open University, where she held the position of Director of Strategy, Planning and Resources. She had strategic responsibility for student experience and enhancing student employability and career progression.

As well as her experience within higher education, Rachel has delivered major change projects in other sectors. In her role as Head of Curriculum Design and Development for the Police Service, Rachel managed the redevelopment of the national police curriculum and led the work to develop the world’s first professional body for policing, the College of Policing, on secondment to the Home Office.

Rachel brings invaluable leadership skills and experience in large-scale change to the Executive team and is strongly committed to UCLan values and its mission. Together with senior colleagues, Rachel will work in partnership with students to realise our ambition to be sector leading for the quality of our teaching and the student experience.

Rachel has degrees and qualifications from the University of Bradford, Durham University, South Bank University and Oxford University.

Current responsibilities

  • Degree Apprenticeship Strategy and its delivery
  • Delivering an outstanding student experience and high levels of student satisfaction
  • Teaching Excellence Framework
  • The sustained achievement of high quality teaching and research in a modern learning environment through the UCLan Learning and Teaching Strategy.
  • Strategic Lead for the Lancashire Forensic Science Academy
  • Equality and access and participation

Committee membership

  • Senior Executive Team
  • Student Experience and Engagement Committee (Chair)
  • Academic Board (member)
  • ASQAC (member)
  • Course Planning Committee
  • Academic Leadership Group

Representation on External Bodies

  • University Alliance Teaching Excellence Alliance
  • Lancashire Forensic Science Academy Strategy Group (Joint Chair)

ANDREW IRELAND

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital & Creative Industries)

ANDREW IRELAND


Contact Details


Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital & Creative Industries)

Andrew Ireland
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892503
Email: AIreland@uclan.ac.uk

Executive Assistant

Alison Wolstenholme
Tel: +44 (0)1772 894733
Email: AWolstenholme1@uclan.ac.uk

Andrew joined the University in September 2013 as the Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication. In 2014 he was appointed to the position of Executive Dean as the University restructured into Faculties. He then led the Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries for four years; in that time it won the Times Higher Education Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts and Professor Lubaina Himid CBE won the prestigious Turner Prize among other highlights. In March 2018 Andrew was promoted to a new Pro Vice-Chancellor role to provide strategic cross-institutional leadership and vision for the digital and creative industries, overseeing the Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries and the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Prior to working at the University of Central Lancashire, Andrew worked in the broadcast industry and held a number of academic posts in television production before moving into academic management in the Media School at Bournemouth University. He became a National Teaching Fellow in 2004 for his HEFCE-funded work in group work assessment in media practice.  His research interests include broadcast historiography and re-enactment techniques.

Andrew graduated from Bournemouth University with an Honours degree in Media Production. He achieved a SEDA accredited PG Cert in Professional Development and was awarded a PhD in 2012 entitled Conditions of Time and Space: A Re-enactment Experiment with the British TV Series Doctor Who.

Current Responsibilities

  • Strategic academic leadership of digital, creative industries and innovation
  • Developing a Digital and Innovation Strategy
  • Providing strategic oversight of the Institution’s response to the Knowledge Exchange Framework  (KEF)

Committee Membership

  • Academic Board
  • Senior Executive Team
  • Research and Innovation Committee

Representation on External Bodies

  • Member of the HE Academy
  • National Teaching Fellow
  • In4.0 Board Member
  • Member of the Harris Capital Project Steering Group

Professor StJohn Crean

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Clinical, Health and Research)

Professor StJohn Crean

Professor Crean was appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Clinical) in July 2017. He previously served the University in a number of senior academic roles including Executive Dean of the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, Director of Dental Research and Knowledge Transfer, and Dean of the School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education.

In his current role, Professor Crean is responsible for building productive networks and relationships with key stakeholders to ensure that the University is well positioned to implement new and innovative opportunities in clinical health business, education and research. By building on the outstanding reputation of the University’s dentistry, medical, nursing and pharmacy programmes, he is ensuring that the University is able to play a major role in combating health inequalities and fostering an integrated approach to the provision of health and care across the North West.

StJohn gained a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery (BDS) from University College London Hospital in 1981 before attaining an MB BS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) from University College London and Middlesex School of Medicine in 1992. He later gained a PhD from the University of London in 2000 and a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education from the University of Cambridge. He is currently studying an LLM (Medical Ethics and Law) with the University of Edinburgh.

Beyond the University, StJohn is an Honorary Consultant at Blackpool Victoria Hospitals Trust and the University of Morecambe Bay Hospitals Foundation Trust. He is currently the Robert Bradlaw advisor in the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and Editor-in-Chief of the Faculty Dental Journal (FDJ). He also holds the posts of President of the North West Branch of the British Dental Association and Chairman of the Fylde Section.

His ongoing research interests include the safe management of medicalised patients in dentistry and the role of oral bacteria in systemic disease, with a focus on neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.  He has over 100 peer reviewed publications and receives regular invitations to speak to learned societies and conferences.

Professor Crean is a member of the following external bodies:

  • General Association of Dental (and Medical) Educators in Europe, (ADEE, AMEE)
  • British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS)
  • British Dental Association (BDA)
  • Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP)
  • General Dental Council (GDC)
  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Royal College of Surgeons (England) (RCS, Eng).