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Professor Rosemary Deem awarded OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

Posted on 17/06/2013

Professor Rosemary Deem

Professor Rosemary Deem, Vice-Principal for Education at Royal Holloway has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for her services to Higher Education and Social Science.

Previously Dean of History and Social Sciences, Rosemary joined Royal Holloway in 2009 from the University of Bristol.   She is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, has been an RAE sub-panellist (1996, 2001, 2008), twice chaired the British Sociological Association and was Vice-Chair of the Society for Research into Higher Education (2007-2009). She is currently an elected member of the UK Council for Graduate Education and an Editorial Board member of The Sociological Review, Studies in Higher Education, Equal Opportunities International, Higher Education and Higher Education Quarterly.

In her role as Vice-Principal, she takes responsibility for teaching, learning, assessment strategy/policy and quality assurance for undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research degree programmes.  

“We are delighted that Rosemary’s incredible achievements have been recognised in this way. It is an honour that is richly deserved,” said Professor Paul Layzell, Principal of Royal Holloway.

Professor Rosemary Deem said: “I was thrilled to hear of this award and hope it will make a small contribution to raising the profile of female social scientists working at senior levels in UK higher education.”

Royal Holloway alumni were also awarded honours, including Professor Terence Cave, who was made a CBE for services to Literary Scholarship, and Emma Rice who was made a CBE for services to Industry. Emma is the Founder of Emma Bridgewater Ltd, makers of the popular  range of pottery and Professor Cave is currently Emeritus Professor of French Literature at the University of Oxford.



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