Tenth Anniversary Visiting Titles

For our 10th anniversary celebrations we have had the pleasure of conferring a number of outstanding individuals as Visiting Professors and Visiting Research Fellows, who have and, will be delivering a variety of public lectures and seminars. These Visiting Professors and Fellows bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share with our students, staff, collaborators and partners across the communities of Cumbria and North Lancashire. Their backgrounds and expertise celebrate the range of subjects and disciplines at the University of Cumbria.

Prof Diane Cox, Director of Research and Head of Graduate School who curated the programme said. “The university is able to attract experts with a wealth of knowledge which we hope will provide something of interest for everyone.”

Kevin Doughty

Visiting Professor of Digital transformation of Care Services

Dr Kevin Doughty has promoted the use of technology to support the independence and quality of life of older and disabled people for over 30 years. His work has included designing and testing smart sensors and systems for remote monitoring, and the development of new models of care and support.

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Jane Entwistle

Visiting Professor of Geography and Environmental Sciences

Professor Jane Entwistle is a geoscientist with over 25 years’ experience of studying human-environment interactions and is currently a professor in geography and environmental sciences at Northumbria University. Her expertise in environmental geochemistry has led to projects as diverse as biomonitoring in allotment gardens, radioecological monitoring post-Chernobyl, through to landscape geoarchaeology.

Catherine Hayes

Visiting Professor of Higher Education Pedagogic Practice

Dr Catherine Hayes qualified in Podiatric Medicine. She is a Reader in Pedagogic Practice in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing at the University of Sunderland. She undertakes pedagogic research, evaluation, and supervises doctoral and masters students, as well as leading on Professional Doctorate modules for the Graduate Research School.

Gail Kinman

Visiting Professor of Occupational Health Psychology

Professor Gail Kinman is Professor of Occupational Health Psychology at the University of Bedfordshire. She is a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her main research interests focus on developing interventions to improve the wellbeing of people who do emotionally demanding and knowledge intensive work.

George Krasopoulos

Visiting Professor of Cardiac Surgery

Mr George Krasopoulos has been a consultant cardiac surgeon since 2008 and joined the Oxford Heart Centre in 2013. He is a hon. senior clinical lecturer in cardiac surgery at University of Oxford and specialist lecturer at the Universities of Buckingham and Anglia Ruskin, in addition to being a non-executive director and chairman for Liga College. He is a champion of lifelong, continuous learning & education.

Richard Little

Visiting Professor of Leadership for Sustainability

Richard Little has worked in the field of leadership development for 35 years as a consultant with Impact International. The organisations that have employed him as consultant come in every shape, size and condition and from every area including government and the third-sector.

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Conrad Lynch

Visiting Professor of Performing Arts

Conrad Lynch is a freelance creative producer and arts consultant, and the new artistic director of Theatre by the Lake in Keswick. Previous roles have included producer for Ambassador Theatre Group, artistic director of Wales Millennium Centre, and executive producer for Shakespeare’s Globe. Conrad is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Owen Nevin

Visiting Professor of Conservation Biology

Professor Owen Nevin is associate vice chancellor and professor of conservation biology at CQ University, Australia. He is a conservation biologist specialising in the behaviour and conservation of large carnivores, particularly bears. He is chair of the Port Curtis Integrated Monitoring Program and has active projects on brown bears, snow leopards and northern hairy-nosed wombat.

Glyn Shentall

Visiting Professor of Radiotherapy Physics

Glyn Shentall has been head of radiotherapy physics at the Rosemere Cancer Centre in Preston since it opened in 1996, and prior to that he was deputy head at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Surrey.

Throughout his career, Glyn has been involved with innovation in radiotherapy through the clinical application of physics. He has a keen interest in dynamic radiotherapy and its application.

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Bryndís Snaebjörnsdóttir

Visiting Professor of Fine Art

Professor Bryndís Snaebjörnsdóttir is an artist. She is a professor and MA programme director at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts and has a research related professorship at Malmö Art Academy, Lund University. Her collaborative art practice is research-based and site-specific, focusing on human and interspecific ecologies.

John Wood

Visiting Professor of Science and Technology

Professor John Wood CBE, FREng, D.Met. Ph.D is a materials scientist by background whose positions have included principal of the Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College. He is a consultant to the European Commission, a number of governments and research institutions around the world.

He currently chairs the Project Advisory Board for ATTRACT which is a consortia of European laboratories including CERN to fast track innovation.

Victoria Betton

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Victoria Betton is founder and director of mHabitat - an NHS hosted organisation which supports people-centred digital innovation in health and care. She is an improvement fellow at the Y&H Improvement Academy, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a trustee for Solace, a refugee and asylum seeker charity. Her primary research interest is in teens, digital technologies and mental health.

Ron Broglio

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Ron Broglio lives in the desert of Arizona where the environment allows him to contemplate inhuman worlds. He is a Senior Scholar at the university’s Global Institute of Sustainability. His work explores how art, literature, philosophy, and aesthetics can help us rethink the relationship between humans and the environment.

Ele Carpenter

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Ele Carpenter is director of the Nuclear Culture curatorial research project. Her research investigates nuclear aesthetics through commissioning new artwork, publishing, curating exhibitions of The Nuclear Culture Source Book.

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