Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr James Lancaster

Strategic Projects Manager

Background

I support the Institute of Health & Society with strategy development and implementation, for instance on communication and internationalisation. In particular I am working to take forward important new teaching programmes in global public health and related subjects, and to contribute to the development of a new capacity in Newcastle and the North East on regulatory science.

I am an experienced academic administrator, with particular expertise in the creation and development of new projects and groupings. I have combined an entrepreneurial approach to the challenges of higher education with a strong commitment to public services, both in their delivery and in supporting academic teaching and research that address key issues.

I have supported the creation of two of the UK's most significant global health teaching programmes, which have been both academically innovative and financially viable, at the University of Edinburgh and Queen Mary University of London.