12th November 2018

Professor Scott Fleming has been appointed to the post of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU). He will co-ordinate all aspects of academic life and lead a programme to deliver change and create impact.

Currently the Executive Dean: Research, Knowledge Exchange and External Engagement, Professor Fleming has been at BGU since April 2018. Having worked at the Universities of Brighton and Gloucestershire as well as, most recently, Cardiff Metropolitan University, he is an experienced academic and has held the roles of Programme Director, Head of School, Academic Dean, Director of Research at school level, and University Director of Research and Graduate Studies.

Announcing the appointment the Reverend Canon Professor Peter Neil, Vice-Chancellor of BGU, praised the impact Professor Fleming’s expertise could have on the University’s community:

“I am delighted that Scott emerged as the successful candidate from an international pool of applicants. He brings with him substantial experience of the sector but has also gained a knowledge of the internal environment in the short time he has been working here.

"His expertise and approach will take us to the next stage in our strategic development and I look forward to working with him in this new capacity.”

For Professor Fleming, the opportunity to help lead BGU’s future progression is a thrilling prospect:

“This is an exciting time for the University as we prepare for the launch of a new corporate strategy. We have ambitious plans and I’m delighted to have been given this fantastic opportunity to help shape a bright and prosperous future for BGU.”

Scott is Professor of Sport and Leisure Studies and has published over 100 outputs. He has been Chair of the Leisure Studies Association (2004-2009) and a Managing Editor of Leisure Studies (2010-2016). He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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