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Leadership profile for IWD 2023 – Isabel Lucas

Thank you to Isabel Lucas, Dean of the Faculty of Education at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, who took time to speak to Sam Ellis, our Director of Strategy and Marketing, as part of our celebrations for International Women’s Day, a day we champion 365 days a year.

Isabel talks to us about her vocation to education and the importance of purpose throughout her varied career and the positive influences that shaped her ambitions and career path. Supporting the drive to achieve an equitable representation of leaders within HE, as well as access to education is an important element of Isabel’s current purpose.

Isabel has been involved in teaching in various ways for nearly 30 years, starting with teaching Principles of Flight to cadets, then teaching English to international learners at home and abroad and later teacher-training in ELT (English Language Teaching). Following a number of years working in academies, schools, universities and businesses in Spain, Italy, Switzerland and New Zealand, Hannah returned to the UK to work in Higher Education with experience spanning undergraduate, postgraduate, commercial courses, apprenticeships, UK collaborative provision, international (Asia, Middle East, Europe), quality, business development, student experience and staff development.

This bank of experience is now used daily to support and work effectively with colleagues to develop themselves, their practice and, in turn, the futures of their students.

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