Our people

Our people are at the heart of the School and play a vital role in delivering an excellent experience for our students, producing world-leading research and raising the profile of LUMS across the world. Our 400-strong staff team is led by our Executive Dean, Professor Claire Leitch.

Our structure

Our community includes a senior management team, an academic faculty and professional services staff.

Visit our staff list for contact information.

Professor Claire Leitch

Meet our Dean

Professor Claire Leitch was appointed Executive Dean of LUMS in May 2022, having held the position of Interim Executive Dean from 1 November 2021. Previously, she was Deputy Dean and Associate Dean (Staffing) in LUMS and was responsible for leading the School’s successful Athena Swan submission, which was awarded in May 2021.

She is an international scholar in gender and is leading a major EU project addressing gender inequality in business schools, positioning Lancaster at the heart of shaping the European EDI agenda. Recently she was elected to the University’s Council for a three-year period.

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