Fran Alston is the Associate Dean (International) in the Glasgow School for Business and Society. Prior to taking up this role, in January 2016, Fran was Academic Director in the Business School of Edinburgh Napier University. This role followed on from her time as Assistant Dean (partnerships and international development) and Associate Dean (academic quality and student experience) at Edinburgh Napier. Fran's main teaching and scholarly research interests are in leadership, strategic management and international economics. However, since her time as Director of the Edinburgh Napier Student Retention project, Fran's primary research interests have been related to action research on factors which influence a positive, internationalised, student experience.
In her current role, Fran leads on the development and implementation of the internationalisation strategy for the Glasgow School for Business and Society.