The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences is delighted to announce that Heather Lawrence has been appointed as the new HaSS Faculty Manager and will take up her post on Monday 23rd March.
Heather has worked at Strathclyde for over ten years starting in the Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care (SIRCC) which transitioned into the Centre for Excellence for Looked after Children in Scotland (CELCIS) in 2011. With a background in service and process design, she joined the University's Business Improvement Team in 2013 and has been Head of Continuous Improvement since 2018.
Heather has been fortunate to have been involved in several transformative programmes and initiatives, including the Single Campus Project, transitioning from SIRCC to CELCIS, design of the business improvement approach at Strathclyde, Executive Team Strategic Projects, the early establishment of the Glasgow City Innovation District, and development of Strathclyde's 2025 vision and strategy. Throughout her career at Strathclyde, Heather has studied part-time and has gained a BA in Business Management Studies with Distinction, an MBA with distinction and is currently undertaking a PhD in organisational strategy and delivery. She has co-authored two publications on benefits realisation management for higher education funded by the Leadership Foundation which has been recommended as 'best practice' by University's Scotland and Office for Students in England.
Heather is excited to return to HaSS and through working in partnership with colleagues, have the opportunity to make a bigger difference to the university and beyond.