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New Dean for University’s Faculty of Social Sciences


Miceal Barden took up the role last month and brings with him a wealth of academic and management experience.Miceal Barden
Prior to joining Wolverhampton, he headed up Manchester Law School at Manchester Metropolitan University, alongside teaching EU Law to LLB and GDL students.
Miceal’s career began as a research officer with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in Belfast and the Law Commission in London.
He then began his teaching career at East London Polytechnic in 1990, moving on to Staffordshire University where he stayed for 12 years, leaving as a Principal Lecturer in 2003.
He then moved on to become a Regional Manager and Group Regional Manager for the Open University before returning to Staffordshire University as Faculty Director of Business and Law in 2005 and Dean of the Business School.
Miceal retains a long standing interest in EU and European human rights issues.
He said: “I am delighted to join the University of Wolverhampton and look forward to developing the identity and reputation of the Faculty of Social Sciences and building on its success to date.”
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