Principal & Vice Chancellor
Professor Dame Joan K. Stringer
DBE, BA (Hons) CertEd PhD CCMI FRSA FRSE
Professor Dame Joan Stringer took up the post of Principal & Vice Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University (then Napier University) in January 2003. Prior to her appointment she was Principal and Vice-Patron of Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh.
She began her career in education in 1980 as a Lecturer in Public Administration having read for a joint Degree in History and Politics at the University of Keele. Her PhD Degree, which examined the effectiveness of industrial training policy, in Britain was awarded in 1986. She has published and spoken widely on this topic.
In 1988 she became Head of the School of Public Administration and Law at the Robert Gordon University and in 1991 was promoted to Assistant Principal.
Professor Dame Stringer was made an Honorary Citizen of Shandong, China in 2007 and is a Fellow of the 48 Group Club. She was awarded a CBE in 2001 for Services to Higher Education. In the same year she was awarded Hon D Litt from the University of Keele for her contribution to higher education and public service.
In 2009 Joan Stringer was awarded a DBE for services to local and national higher education.
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