New Shadow Board appointed

Issued: Fri, 09 Oct 2020 10:00:00 BST

The University is pleased to confirm its inaugural Shadow Board will comprise 14 colleagues who have been selected following a careful assessment of over 180 applicants.

Commenting on those appointed, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Neal Juster said, “This is an excellent group of committed colleagues and I would like to extend the Principal’s, my own, and all of SMG’s thanks, not just to them, but to every single person who took the time to step forward and apply for membership of the Shadow Board. The enthusiasm for this is something we are finding hugely energising and we very much look forward to working alongside the Shadow Board as we shape our plans for the future.”

Plans are being put in place for the Board’s first meetings in the coming months and to create routes for the wider University community to engage with the Shadow Board and vice versa.

“In the meantime,” Professor Juster continued, “please join us in congratulating these colleagues – it was genuinely difficult to choose just 14 and I’m confident we’ll do great work together.”

The 14 members of the Shadow Board:

  • Blair Archibald is a research associate in the School of Computing Science.
  • Peter Chung runs the Imaging, Spectroscopy & Analysis Centre in the School of Geographical & Earth Sciences.
  • Enza De Francisci is a lecturer in Translation Studies at the School of Modern Languages & Cultures and Programme Director of the MSc Translation Studies of the Glasgow-Nankai Joint Graduate School. 
  • Kezia Falconer is currently seconded to the University’s Upskilling Project, launching new, online courses funded by the Scottish Funding Council.
  • David Fletcher is part of a cleaning team that goes anywhere it is needed on campus. 
  • Sarah Hubbard is the Change and Organisation Design Lead in the People & Organisational Development team.
  • Catherine Hughes manages one of the largest biomedical research groups in the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences.
  • Claire Lowe is currently seconded with the Security Management team, at present responsible for the daily operational running of the security department. She is also part of the operations team overseeing the management of University buildings during the pandemic.
  • Helen Martin is lecturer in the School of Education’s Community Development programme.
  • Jessica McGrellis is Project Development Manager within the Estates Directorate and also the Estates Business Partner for the Colleges of Arts and Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences.
  • Olga Utkina-MacAskill is Project Support Administrator at the Social & Public Health Sciences Unit and the Secretary for the International Congress of Behaviour Medicine (ICBM-2021).
  • Helen McLaughlin is an experienced HE administrator who currently works in the School of Critical Studies.
  • Iain Wallace is responsible for the University’s extensive and diverse estate, and the Estates Business Partner for the College of Social Sciences. 
  • Mark Wong is lecturer in Public Policy and Research Methods in the School of Social & Political Sciences, and the school’s Deputy UG Convenor and Programme Director of the Social & Public Policy degree programme.