Professor Sharon Huttly joins Nottingham Trent University as Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Development and Performance


Professor Sharon Huttly joins NTU as new Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Sharon Huttly joins NTU as new Deputy Vice-Chancellor

 May 05, 2020

The key responsibility of Sharon's role is enhancement and innovation within teaching and learning across the University’s four campuses. This includes NTU’s approach to online provision for learning and assessment in response to the challenges that have arisen from COVID-19 which will ensure that no NTU student is disadvantaged either now or in the future.

Sharon takes on the management of Executive Deans who lead NTU’s Academic Schools and responsibility for the ground-breaking programme of NTU activities in Mansfield.

Since 2014, Professor Huttly has been Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Lancaster University.

Professor Huttly succeeds Professor Eunice Simmons who left NTU to become Vice-Chancellor of University of Chester.

”I am delighted to be joining Nottingham Trent University having, over the years, watched with interest the many innovative initiatives that have made it so successful. I am looking forward to working with staff and students across the University to continue NTU’s success as a great place to work and study. Of course, we will need to reflect on the changes to study and work prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic and use that learning to develop education for the future at NTU – a future that will be rather different from the one that we might have imagined just a few months ago,” said Sharon.

Professor Huttly went on to say “getting reacquainted with the city is also an attraction – I was born in Nottingham so it will be nice to return.”

At Lancaster, Professor Huttly had responsibility for the University’s education strategy including enrichment of the student experience and establishment of the University’s Institute for Curriculum Enhancement.

She led activities at Lancaster University Ghana and she was part of the founding team for the University Academy 92 initiative based in Manchester. Professor Huttly also chaired the University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which focussed on raising awareness and strengthening actions to improve diversity and inclusion practices.

Professor Huttly held several roles during her career at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), University of London, including as the Dean of Studies from 2006-2014. Her research background is in statistics and epidemiology with a specific focus on child health and nutrition in low/middle-income countries.

Professor Huttly was a member of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) Panel in 2018 and 2019, is a member of the British Academy Higher Education Policy Committee and sits on AdvanceHE’s Teaching and Learning Strategic Advisory Group.

Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University, said: “I am very pleased that Professor Huttly is joining NTU, she brings a wealth of talent and experience to the role. I look forward to working with her to deliver our ambitions, particularly in this challenging time when all of us need to adjust to a new world following the recent crisis.”


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