A new Director… the LSE office for UoL International Programmes welcomes Dr Keith Sharp
Dr Keith Sharp (pictured left) has been appointed as Director of University of London International Programmes at LSE. Keith started on 1 September 2011 and took up the post from Rosie Gosling on 1 October 2011. Keith has 20 years experience of working in British universities, including Coventry University, De Montfort University and the University of Gloucestershire, where he was dean of faculty and associate pro-vice-chancellor. In 2009-10 he spent a year as head of the UK HE International Unit based at Universities UK.
Keith is very familiar with the area of international partnerships and transnational education. Partnerships and internationalisation formed part of his remit at De Montfort and Gloucestershire. In his position as head of the UK Higher Education International Unit, he was regularly consulted by universities for advice on their international strategies, including international marketing; and he edited International Focus, the Unit’s newsletter, which contributed to many aspects of the wider debate about the strategic direction of the internationalisation of UK HE. More recently he has been acting as a consultant to a number of public and private sector HE institutions on various aspects of their international marketing and recruitment strategies.
Keith is no stranger to LSE. He took his undergraduate degree here between 1984-87 and he graduated with a first in sociology, as well as being awarded the Hobhouse Memorial Prize.
Other staff changes to the University of London International Programmes at LSE
Dr Ray Richardson decided after five years to step down as joint Dean of the University of London International Programmes at LSE from the end of September. We convey our thanks to Ray for his stewardship of the programmes and wish him very best wishes for his retirement.
Dr Jan Stockdale (pictured above) has been appointed Dean from October and will provide academic coordination and leadership across the EMFSS programmes. Dr Stockdale is already a familiar face to International Programmes, having been joint Dean with Dr Richardson for several months and Chief Examiner for Elements of Social and Applied Psychology for many years.
Rosemary Gosling (pictured below) retired as Director of University of London International Programmes at LSE on 1 October 2011. Rosie continues her work and involvement with the programmes as Director of institutional liaison for University of London International Programmes at LSE and will continue to support and mentor institutions teaching for the programmes.