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Professorial Promotions 2018

Nov 07, 2018

We are delighted to announce the following colleagues have achieved Professorial promotions: 






Dr Andrew Clark (School of Health and Society)

Andrew joined the University in December 2008, as lecturer in Sociology.  He was made a senior lecturer in 2012 and a reader in 2015.  His research is driven by a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity and real-world application, underpinned by an interest in developing and applying innovative social science methodologies to the understanding of lived experiences. 

He has developed a range of participative methodologies and has informed a range of substantive projects, from experiences of neighbourhood change to perceptions of fire risk.  Ageing, and particularly how local spaces can enable more positive experiences of older age, has been a notable focus of several of his research, impact, and engagement activities over the past 15 years.  Andrew has been researching the lived experience of dementia since 2011 and is currently completing an international investigation of how neighbourhoods and communities can better support people living with this condition. 

Andrew has been an active member of interdisciplinary, multi-institutional teams that have received over £4.5million in research funding from research councils, national and local government, emergency service providers and several charities. He has produced over 80 written outputs, delivered almost 150 oral papers, and been involved in the making of several other dissemination formats including films and exhibitions.  He has received international and national awards for his work on dementia and fire risk. He is the research lead for the Salford Institute for Dementia, joint co-ordinator of the University of Salford Ageing Hub, and deputy chair of the School of Health and Society Research Ethics Panel.

Margaret Rowe (School of Health and Society) 

Margaret Rowe is the Dean for the School of Health & Society at the University of Salford. With 22 years of experience in UK Higher Education, including 13 years of strategic leadership in the university sector, and a number of senior leadership roles in the NHS, Margaret has engaged extensively across academia and practice in order to integrate and align the academic portfolio and expertise with the external health and social care environment to co-produce workforce strategies across regional, national and international communities.

Through her work with the Council of Deans of Health, and as the Higher Education Institutions' representative with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Margaret had a leading role in curricula reform in Nursing and Midwifery, including membership of the national strategic steering group for the revalidation of Nurses and Midwives in England.  This has included work that contributed to national policy in regard to Nursing Regulatory Standards and UK pre-registration Nursing Standards (2010) which led to the introduction of an all graduate Nursing workforce,. Margaret has influenced policy practice, education and future ways of working in Health and Social Care. She collaborated with Health Education England on a number of national projects, including “A Year to Care” and most recently “The Nurse Associate,” which has brought 250 new students to the University of Salford.

Margaret has worked closely with the senior teams internationally including the Chief Nurse of Malaysia developing mentorship for nursing, developing innovative international curricula, such as Physiotherapy in Malaysia, Nursing in China and Medical Science with St George’s University in Grenada.

Margaret has repositioned the School of Health & Society though reorganisation, becoming more externally focused, within the principles of the ICZ agenda, leading on partnerships in the NHS, Local Authorities, industry and internationally.

She is currently, a member of the Salford Health & Wellbeing Board, the HEE Collaborative Board and a Governor of the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Caroline Davey (School of Arts & Media)

For the past 18 years, Caroline has led research into the role of design in tackling crime, insecurity and other societal challenges. Design Against Crime began at Salford in 1999, funded by the UK Home Office and Design Council. Caroline led this research and innovation initiative to embed crime prevention within design education, practice and policy. She established the Design Against Crime Solution Centre in 2005 — a unique research partnership with Greater Manchester Police and DSP-groep. Over the past four years, Caroline has been an advisory board member and chaired a group of experts providing advice to the Horizon2020 European Security Research Programme.

Caroline has published widely on the use of human-centred design to address issues related to social responsibility and was invited to author a volume in the seminal Socially Responsible Design series, entitled - Design Against Crime: A human-centred approach to safety and security.

Caroline is one of the originators of ProtectED, a design research initiative to improve the safety, security and wellbeing of university students by improving standards across the higher education sector.

This year Caroline secured over €3m research funding from the EU for the Cutting Crime Impact (CCI) research project. This will help police forces across Europe design innovative ways to fight crime.

Caroline has established a dynamic network of academics and expert practitioners employing action research and design to solve societal issues. Insight from previous collaborative projects is improving the integration of crime prevention within urban design and planning across Europe.

Dr Lisa Scullion (School of Health and Society)

Lisa Scullion works in Social Policy and is the associate director at the Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU), in the School of Health & Society.

Over the last 12 years, Lisa has made a sustained and outstanding contribution to research, knowledge exchange and impact at the University. She has successfully delivered 62 externally-funded projects with a collective value of over £3.4 million, including prestigious awards from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), European Commission (EC), Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), Home Office and Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

With a specific commitment to evidence-based policy-making, Lisa has led the University’s involvement in a number of significant projects that are feeding directly into policy and practice in relation to welfare reform. Over the last five years, Lisa has established a new Work and Welfare Research Group within SHUSU and developed the first UK project to focus specifically on military veterans’ experiences of the social security benefits system. She is currently supporting the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in the development of the first ever UK Government Veterans’ Strategy, as a member of the Veterans' Strategy Academic Advisory Group.

Lisa is also founder member and University academic lead of the Salford Anti-Poverty Taskforce - a significant research and knowledge exchange partnership with Salford City Council. Through this Taskforce, Lisa is responsible for coordinating a programme of projects that are directly supporting Salford’s anti-poverty strategy. Lisa hopes to contribute to creating an environment that brings critical social policy to the fore, through the continuation of cutting-edge policy-relevant research, but also by supporting research-led teaching.

Dr Zeeshan Aziz (School of the Built Environment - SoBE)

Dr Zeeshan Aziz joined the University in 2010 as a lecturer in Construction Management. Since then, he has established a significant level of research independence, evidenced by securing a research income in excess of £1.3 million and supervision of 17 PhD students as main supervisor. He has been programme leader for our masters in Construction Management for the past six years and leads the Infrastructure research group within SoBE. His research focus is in areas of construction informatics, process modelling and productivity enhancement.

Aligned with our ICZ strategy, Zeeshan has attracted funding from major UK infrastructure clients and tier 1 contractors, having successfully delivered 10 enterprise sponsored research projects. He also remains involved in various teaching and training activities sponsored by industry sponsors. His industry engagement has helped enrich both teaching and research in SoBE.

Zeeshan has led the development of international research linkages with institutions in Vietnam, Philippines, Turkey and Pakistan. A key focus of his global engagement has been to share UK best practice in infrastructure development with developing economies. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and has guest edited two special issues of prestigious journals. His academic leadership includes being an external reviewer for research proposals, academic journals and an external examiner of several PhD theses.