University of Lincoln, UK, Appoint Professor Abigail Moriarty as Pro Vice Chancellor Education and Students

22 January 2024

Written by: CThomas

Professor Abigail Moriarty has been appointed Pro Vice Chancellor Education and Students, at the University of Lincoln, UK, and will take up the post in April 2024.

Professor Abigail Moriarty has been appointed Pro Vice Chancellor Education and Students, at the University of Lincoln, UK, and will take up the post in April 2024.

The Pro Vice Chancellor Education and Students will be responsible for the development and delivery of a new educational model which will deliver impactful and relevant teaching, reflective of the diverse background of Lincoln students, and will help to transform lives and communities.

Abigail brings a vast range of practice and knowledge in the development of student experience in Higher Education. Since 2019 she has been Pro Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at the University of Sunderland, where she designed and implemented a universally inclusive curriculum. Prior to that, she was Director of Teaching and Learning and interim Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic) at De Montfort University in Leicester.

Abigail’s research interests span both student learning and professional practice. Much of her recent work has sought to improve understanding of how students succeed in Higher Education, and what barriers prevent them from reaching their full potential, by designing a universally inclusive student experience, that is professions facing and inspiring to learners.

Professor Abigail Moriarty said: “I am delighted the announcement of my new role at the University of Lincoln as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students is finally out. Lincoln shares my own professional and personal values about the transformational impact Higher Education has on people’s lives.

“I am passionate about a student centric experience and this truly being the lived experience for all studying at the University. It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to shape the educational landscape at Lincoln, and I look forward to working with dynamic colleagues there.”

Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln, Professor Neal Juster, said: “The University is embarking on its transformational vision to become one of the top 15 UK universities by 2050. Abigail is joining us at an exciting time and will be an asset in helping to develop the University’s teaching and learning model so that it can continue to offer the very best educational opportunities to all our students.  

“Professor Moriarty’s expertise will help to guide the University’s vision to transform society through impactful and relevant teaching and research. We are aware there are many challenges and opportunities ahead and Abigail will certainly be a key member of the senior team ensuring that we can meet our ambition.” 

The University has entered the next stage of development in line with its strategic plan covering the period up to 2027. The appointment of Professor Abigail Moriarty along with Professor Karl Dayson as Pro Vice Chancellor Research and Knowledge Exchange, is a key step forward in continuing the delivery of impactful, world-leading education, which helps to improve communities and international connectivity.

These appointments are announced after the departures of Professor Liz Mossop to Sheffield Hallam University as Vice Chancellor, and Professor Andrew Hunter due to retirement.