Congratulations to Professor Rosemary Deem OBE

Posted on 17/06/2013

Congratulations to Professor Rosemary Deem, Vice-Principal (Education) and former Dean of History and Social Science, for her OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2013 for services to Higher Education and Social Science.


Rosemary Deem is Vice-Principal (Education) and Professor of Higher Education Management. She was previously Dean of History and Social Sciences. Before joining Royal Holloway in 2009, she was Professor of Education at Bristol University. 

An Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, Professor Deem is a sociologist who has also worked at Lancaster & the Open Universities and North Staffordshire Polytechnic. She directed the Education Subject Centre ESCalate (2001-2004), 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 an Editorial Board member of The Sociological Review, Studies in Higher Education, Equal Opportunities International, Higher Education and Higher Education Quarterly. Her research interests include higher education policy, management, leadership and governance, public sector organisations and equality in educational settings. 

In her role as Vice-Principal Rosemary's responsibilities include teaching, learning and assessment strategy/policy and quality assurance for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

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

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.”

In total, about 10% of the honours announced at the weekend are for work in education.

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