Prof Shirley Congdon, Deputy Vice Chancellor [Academic] University of Bradford.

2nd Nov 2016, 6.30pm Cocktail reception and dinner address

3rd Nov 2016, 5.00pm Closing Remarks.

Prof Shirley Congdon Shirley Congdon is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Bradford. Her portfolio carries responsibility for the strategic development and oversight of the Academic strategy, the standard and quality of learning and teaching and the student experience.  Shirley is passionate about the student experience and committed to creating excellence in learning, teaching and research. She believes that the cultivation of an environment in which students and staff are supported to be creative and outstanding and requires the development of a culture that values and actively promotes diversity.

Having pursued a successful career in Nursing Shirley has worked within the field of higher education for 24 years.  During this time she has held senior roles in several Higher Education Institutes including Director of Academic Development, Dean of Faculty of Health Studies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) and more recently Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).  Her professional and academic expertise lies within the area of health and social care service modernisation & cultural change, research methods and evidence-based practice. Shirley’s expertise in Health Care modernisation led her to a two year consultancy post in the Department of Health.

Shirley is a stakeholder Governor at Bradford District Care Trust, a Governor of Leeds College of Art, a Trustee of Keighley Academy and a member of the Governing Body of Bradford Grammar School. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.