Professor Dawn Scott joins Nottingham Trent University as Executive Dean for School of Animal, Rural & Environmental Sciences


Nottingham Trent University sees Prof. Dawn Scott as Exec. Dean

Nottingham Trent University sees Prof. Dawn Scott as Exec. Dean

 June 17, 2021

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has appointed Professor Dawn Scott as Executive Dean for School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences. She was previously working at Keele University, where she was Head of the School for Life Sciences.

NTU’s School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, based at the Brackenhurst Campus, undertakes teaching and research in a range of land-based disciplines. Courses span agriculture and horticulture; animal equine and veterinary sciences; conservation and ecology; geography and environmental science; and food science and production.

Working on projects in the UK and overseas

As a researcher, Professor Scott has worked on projects in the UK and overseas, focusing on helping to alleviate biodiversity loss and investigating the impact of human activities on mammal behaviour, ecology and biodiversity.  

After an undergraduate degree in biological sciences at Durham University, she completed her PhD in Jordan, specialising on desert mammals, carnivores and small mammals.

She then worked in Tanzania and Chile on various research projects, and moved to Zambia’s Kafue National Park, studying biodiversity in mammals, amphibians, birds and butterflies before taking up an academic position at Brighton University.

Previous collaboration with NTU academics

Professor Scott – who is passionate about science communication and has appeared on national documentaries to share her research and expertise – has previously collaborated with NTU academics on hedgehog conservation research.

“I am excited to be joining Nottingham Trent University. I am exceptionally passionate about the subject areas the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences offers in both teaching and research. I am looking forward to being part of the dynamic executive team to help to drive forward NTU’s vision and aspirations for the future," she says.

“I am very pleased that Dawn will be joining us at NTU as Executive Dean for the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences. Dawn brings with her a wealth of experience, energy and passion for the work of ARES and will lead the School to further success – I look forward to welcoming her to NTU at such an exciting time," adds Nottingham Trent University Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sharon Huttly.


Work on world-leading research at NTU

At Nottingham Trent University, research is about more than writing papers and proposing new ideas. It’s about breaking down barriers and tackling society’s problems in the wild, not just in a laboratory. It’s about bringing together the brightest minds to reimagine research and find the answers to the questions that really matter.

Forge a research and teaching career at NTU.

 

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