Dean appointed for GCU London

03 July 2014

Dr Amrane-Cooper joins GCU London from the University of East London

Dr Amrane-Cooper joins GCU London from the University of East London

Dr Linda Amrane-Cooper has been appointed as the Dean of GCU London. She will join the University in September.

Dr Amrane-Cooper joins GCU London from the University of East London (UEL), where she is Acting Dean of Royal Docks Business School (RDBS).

Dr Amrane-Cooper said: “I am delighted to be joining the GCU London team and the wider University. This is an exciting time in the development of GCU London, which has a strong foundation, and I look forward to taking a lead in expanding and deepening our work locally, nationally and internationally.

“A key part of my business development work will be to explore the way GCU London can strategically develop its creative and transformational impact through high quality and relevant experiences for students, communities and businesses in London and beyond.”

Dr Amrane-Cooper’s background includes a career as a research physicist, a teacher in the secondary and primary sectors and museum education in the UK and Canada. She was the first Science Education Officer at the British Museum. Dr Amrane-Cooper was an Education academic for over 13 years and her prior positions have included Head of Initial Professional Development at Anglia Ruskin University and PGCE conveyor at Sussex University. She has also worked at the Rodger Boskovic Institute in Zagreb, Croatia, and the University of Montreal, Canada.

In 2008, she joined UEL as Associate Dean and International Lead, before she took up the role as Acting Dean of RDBS in January 2014. Dr Amrane-Cooper has had extensive involvement in the University’s international work in Europe, South America and South East Asia and in its wider global strategy.

GCU’s Vice-Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor Global Engagement Professor Karen Stanton said: “We are pleased to appoint Linda, who brings with her a wealth of experience. She joins GCU London to provide academic leadership to the campus and we hope, under her guidance, it will continue to flourish and build on the University’s reputation for academic excellence in key areas such as risk management, finance, global world-class brand management and the business of fashion.”