Dean has worked at the University of Cumbria for over 12 years in various roles within the Institute of Education (IoE), Student Academic and Administration Service (SAAS) and most recently the Institute of Health (IoH) as the Senior Coordinator for the university’s Paramedic Apprenticeship provision. Through these roles Dean has developed a strong understanding and critical awareness of current issues in the sector along with a wider understanding of Leadership and Management in the context of Higher Education.

Dean has extensive experience working with external partners, Professional Service and Academic colleagues to support learning, programme delivery, and student progression that supports future workforce planning at both a local and national level.

Dean has an Undergraduate Degree in Business information Systems and a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership. In addition to this, he is a long-standing member of the Association of University Administrators (AUA) and was awarded Fellowship in 2019 in recognition for his commitment to professional development.

Through his work both at the University of Cumbria and AUA, Dean has established a strong and sold platform in which to contribute to the development of others whilst recognising the complexity within an ever changing HE landscape and the changing needs and expectations of learners, partners, and communities.