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New Dean of Science and Engineering appointed

A portrait image of new Dean of Faculty of Science and Engineering Andy Gibson

The University of Wolverhampton has appointed a new Dean for its Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Professor Andy Gibson is a distinguished leader with 15 years' experience in higher education, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role having previously served as the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor for Science and Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University.

During his tenure, he was recognised for his transformative leadership, driving significant growth in student numbers, research funding, and international collaborations.

Under Andy’s leadership at Manchester Metropolitan University, the Faculty of Science and Engineering doubled its student numbers to 9,000, achieved Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold status, and completed major capital projects, including a £26M Institute of Sport and a £117M Science and Engineering building.

Additionally, Andy spearheaded international partnerships, establishing a Joint Education Institute in Wuhan, China, and contributed to a significant improvement in research impact and faculty finances.

Andy holds a Doctor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) and a PhD from Heriot-Watt University. He serves on the boards of the National Technician Development Centre (NTDC) and the Institute of Coding (IoC) and is Vice President of the European Microwave Association.

His academic credentials and extensive leadership experience align well with the University of Wolverhampton's commitment to advancing knowledge and fostering innovation.

Professor Ebrahim Adia, Vice-Chancellor at the University, said: "We are delighted to welcome Andy to the University. His proven track record in driving academic excellence and leading successful projects will be invaluable as we continue to grow and innovate in the fields of science and engineering."

Andy said: “I’m really excited to be joining the University and I look forward to contributing to the institution's ongoing success. I am thrilled to be part of the team and am eager to work with colleagues, students and industry partners to further our mission of education, research and innovation.”





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