Posted: May 2009
The School is delighted to announce that Dr Yolande Muschamp will take up post of Dean from mid August. For the past 5 years Dr Muschamp has been Head of the Department of Education at the University of Bath. Prior to that, she was a primary school teacher before moving into local authority advisory positions and then into research at the University of the West of England and then at the University of Bath. Her involvement in research projects has focussed particularly on assessment, the role of the teacher, and evaluations and critiques of current educational policy and its impact on classroom practice and children's experience. She has been involved in the ESRC initiative on capacity building in educational research, has collaborated with many academic and professional groups and has jointly authored with researchers at Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Professor James Calderhead, Vice Principal and Acting Dean, commented "It was the unanimous decision of the appointing panel to appoint Yolande Muschamp. She is a superb appointment and has a great deal of valuable experience to bring to the School. I'm confident staff will enjoy working with her in driving the School forward in its learning, teaching and research activities."