Abertay University has appointed Professor Liz Bacon as its new Vice-Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).
Professor Bacon joins Abertay from the University of Greenwich, where she is currently a Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor.
Abertay Principal Professor Nigel Seaton said: “I am delighted we have been able to appoint Liz as our Vice-Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).
“Liz has an outstanding record as an academic leader, and as a leader in her profession, and her passion for student learning and for research fits perfectly with our ethos here at Abertay.”
Professor Bacon said:
"I am delighted to be joining Abertay University as Vice-Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).
Abertay has an outstanding reputation, built on a commitment to providing a first class education to our students and ensuring our graduates leave us industry-ready and fully prepared for the modern world of work.
“I look forward to joining the Abertay community, meeting both staff and students, and contributing to the University’s continued success.”
A former President of BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT, Professor Bacon is also current President of EQANIE (European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education) and a past Chair of the BCS Academy of Computing and the CPHC (Council of Professors and Heads of Computing) national committee.
She is also a Trustee of Bletchley Park Trust.
Professor Bacon’s research interests include computing policy, smart systems, security and technology enhanced learning.
She is passionate about the development of her discipline and is keen to inspire more people to choose computing as a career, with a particular commitment to supporting women in entering, and progressing in, the profession.
Professor Bacon will become Professor of Computer Science at Abertay.
As Vice-Principal, she succeeds Professor Steve Olivier, who joined the University of the West of Scotland earlier this year.
She will join the University on 3 September, 2018