New Deans to join Nottingham Trent University

Two new Deans have been appointed by Nottingham Trent University. Professor Janine Griffiths-Baker will take on the role at Nottingham Law School, while Professor Robert Mortimer joins the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences.

Two new Deans have been appointed by Nottingham Trent University. Professor Janine Griffiths-Baker will take on the role at Nottingham Law School, while Professor Robert Mortimer joins the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences.

Both are joining Nottingham Trent University with outstanding track records as teachers, researchers and academic leaders in leading UK universities.

Professor Mortimer joins from the University of Leeds, where he has been based for 20 years. He will take up his role as Dean of the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences – at the Brackenhurst Campus – in March.

He is currently Head of the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, where he began his career in 1994 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Marine and Environmental Geochemistry.

He became Research Fellow in Marine and Environmental Geochemistry in 1998, before going on to become a lecturer and then senior lecturer. In 2008 he became Director of Student Education in the School of Earth and Environment and then Deputy Head of School.

I'm really looking forward to taking on the role of Dean of the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences at Nottingham Trent University.

Professor Robert Mortimer

Professor Mortimer's undergraduate degree was in Mining Geology at Imperial College London, while his PhD – in Biogeochemistry – was undertaken at the University of Reading.

He replaces Professor Eunice Simmons as Dean, who has joined Nottingham Trent University's University Executive Team as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

Professor Mortimer said: "I'm really looking forward to taking on the role of Dean of the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences at Nottingham Trent University. I got a really positive feeling from visiting the fantastic campus at Brackenhurst and speaking to staff who were enthusiastic and welcoming, and I can't wait to help them continue to shape a successful future."

Professor Janine Griffiths-Baker, who will join the University in January, is currently Dean of the Faculty of Business and Society and Professor of Law at the University of South Wales.

It is a privilege to have been appointed as Dean and I am particularly looking forward to working with such dedicated and talented colleagues.

Professor Janine Griffiths-Baker

Following the award of her PhD from the University of Bristol in 2000, she worked as a lecturer and senior lecturer in law at the university, becoming Director of Undergraduate Studies in 2004.

In 2009 Professor Griffiths-Baker moved to the University of Bedfordshire as Head of the School of Law in the Faculty of Business, Law and Linguistics and was promoted to Associate Dean in 2010. She then moved to St Mary's University College, London, in 2011, as Deputy Principal.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from Cardiff University and a Master of Laws (LLM), a PhD in Legal Ethics and Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Bristol.

Professor Griffiths-Baker replaces Professor Andrea Nollent who has moved to the University of Law.

Professor Griffiths-Baker said: "I am thrilled to be joining Nottingham Law School.  It has an outstanding and long-established international reputation for excellence in all aspects of legal education. It is a privilege to have been appointed as Dean and I am particularly looking forward to working with such dedicated and talented colleagues."

Nottingham Trent University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Edward Peck, said: "These appointments are a clear indication of the ever increasing reputation of Nottingham Trent University as an important and innovative university where leading academics wish to pursue their careers."

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New Deans to join Nottingham Trent University

Published on 24 November 2014
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