Sue is Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Development at the University of Lincoln. She is responsible for the student journey from application to alumni activities, and has oversight of the College of Science.
Sue is a palaeontologist by background, and did her PhD on Graptoloid Ecology at the University of Cambridge. Following time lecturing at the Universities of Leicester and Edinburgh she spent time as Head of the Grant Institute, Assistant Principal and then Vice Principal for Learning and Teaching at the University of Edinburgh. She is an HEA Principal Fellow.
She is Chair of the HEFCE Learning Gain project and a member of the Scottish Funding Council QA review group. She spent six years on the Higher Education Public Information Steering Group and was the academic lead on that Committee’s work on Taught Postgraduate Information Needs. Internationally, she has contributed to the development of reward and recognition processes for staff in learning and teaching through the U21 network, and developed the first MOOC to be shared by students in the U21 Universities.
Sue is interested in innovation in learning and teaching and has set up a variety of large-scale and multi-University projects, including the THES prize-winning ‘Making the Most of Masters’. She also develops and participates in leadership activities in learning and teaching. She is an honorary professor at the University of Edinburgh and works in their Institute of Academic Development.