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Newcastle University appoints new Business School Dean

Professor Stewart Robinson has been appointed as Dean of Newcastle University Business School.

24 June 2022

Professor Stewart Robinson has been appointed as Dean of Newcastle University Business School (NUBS).

Professor Robinson will start his new role on 1 July and joins Newcastle from Loughborough University, where he was Dean of the School of Business and Economics. In that role, he led the development of the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, improved research performance and took forward its enterprise agenda. 

An expert in Operational Research and Computer Simulation, he has worked with a wide range of organisations developing, using and supporting the use of simulation models to improve the performance of their operations.

Professor Robinson’s academic career includes 13 years at Warwick Business School (1998-2011), where he held roles including Academic Director of the Executive MBA Programme, Course Director for the MSc in Management Science and Operational Research, and Associate Dean for Specialist Masters Programmes.

Headshot of Stewart Robinson

He holds an honours degree and a PhD in Management Science, both from Lancaster University.  He is a Fellow of the Operational Research Society, of which he was President between 2014-15. As well as being a Member of the Council of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, Professor Robinson is also a peer reviewer for the highly respected EQUIS and AACSB accreditations.

Professor Robinson said: "I am delighted to be taking up the role of Dean of NUBS. As a leading international business school and following its recent success in the REF, this is an excellent time to be joining the School. I very much look forward to working with the staff to develop and implement the plans that will lead to an exciting future for the School.”

Newcastle University Business School is one of an elite group of Triple Accredited Business Schools placing it among the top business schools worldwide. 

In the REF2021, the UK’s system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, it increased its global research power by 127%.

It has a strong track record for world-leading research and teaching in the fields of entrepreneurship, leadership, and the future of work. It also has key strengths in the fields of economics, operations and industrial logistics.

I am very pleased to welcome Professor Robinson as Dean of Newcastle University Business School. With his proven track record as an academic leader, he brings invaluable skills and experience as we continue to build upon the Business School’s success.

Professor Nigel Harkness, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Humanities and Social Sciences, Newcastle University