Loughborough University London announces new Associate Dean for Research
Professor for Media and Creative Industries, Jo Tacchi, has been named the new Associate Dean for Research (ADR) for Loughborough University London.
Jo will succeed Professor Ahmet Kondoz and will begin her new role as ADR from 1st December 2017.
As part of the role, Jo will provide support to the Dean, Professor Mike Caine, and the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Steve Rothberg, by providing strategic and operational leadership to Loughborough University London’s research activities and ambitions. She will also contribute to the formation and delivery of the University’s research strategy.
As the champion for research-informed teaching, Jo will lead Loughborough University London’s implementation of the University research strategy and preparations for REF, including the delivery of an outstanding research environment with excellence in research quality and support to create research impact.
Jo’s role also involves ensuring that an outstanding doctoral experience is delivered in which arrangements for supervision, progression, completion and career development are effective and have high priority for our research students.
Professor Jo Tacchi is a media anthropologist with a record of research collaboration with academic, commercial, government and community partners. She has led a number of complex, multi-country research projects and developed ethnographic and action research approaches and methodologies that have been taken up globally.
Prior to joining Loughborough University London, Jo was the Director of Research at RMIT Europe in Barcelona. Before that she was the Deputy Dean for Research and Innovation in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University in Melbourne.