Academic Board Election Results Notice



Election Results

Academic Board Election 2019

Following a Call for Nominations for vacancies on Academic Board, elections were held in six categories.  Please see below for the results and the election statement of the successful candidates from the six categories.

Vacancies remain within the SDF and Professoriat categories due to the small number of nominations received.  A second call for nominations will be announced shortly.

Non-Teaching Staff:

The number of votes cast for each candidate were as follows:

NAME

POSITION

NUMBER OF VOTES

%

Philip Bakstad

Student Support Coordinator

158

61.24

Melanie Jones

Researcher Development Adviser

100

38.76

Phil Bakstad has been duly elected as the member of Non-Teaching Staff to the Academic Board, and will serve a term of three years with effect from 26th June 2019.

Supporting statement

Phil Bakstad – Student Support Coordinator

I have worked at LJMU for 12 years, in both central and faculty-based Professional Services roles within: Student Recruitment, Learning and Teaching and Student Advice. Currently I Co-Chair the National Strategy Group of the National Network for the Education of Care Leavers and Co-Chair LJMU’s staff LGBT+ Network. I believe that with the knowledge, skills and experience I have developed in these roles, I would make a positive contribution to the Academic Board supporting the delivery of the four core aims of our University’s Strategic Plan 2017 – 2022.

 

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

The number of votes cast for each candidate were as follows:

NAME

POSITION

NUMBER OF VOTES

%

Richard Hill

Lecturer in Policing Studies

10

16.95

Emma Roberts

Programme Leader, History of Art & Museum Studies

27

45.76

Steven Spittle

Senior Lecturer in Media & Cultural Theory

22

37.29

Emma Roberts and Steven Spittle are duly elected as the members of Teaching Staff from the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies to the Academic Board, and will serve a term of three years with effect from 26th June 2019.

Supporting statements:

Emma Roberts – Programme Leader, History of Art & Museum Studies

I have worked at Liverpool John Moores University since October 1996 in the School of Art & Design. Over this period, I have witnessed many changes and acquired much knowledge about university procedures, policies, departments and people. This will be the foundation for my period as Member of the Academic Board, should I be successful in my application. LJMU, its staff and students are important to me. I wish to help with shaping the future of the university and its policies, and in supporting the environment for research, scholarship, learning and teaching.

Steven Spittle – Senior Lecturer in Media & Cultural Theory

I am a Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies. At this time of considerable change and uncertainty within the sector, and at LJMU, I would like to offer my voice and experience to the Board and the wider University community. I have worked in four universities over the last twenty-four years and have undertaken several External Examiner positions at a broad range of Higher Education Institutions, including: Sheffield Hallam, Wolverhampton University and UEA. I am committed to the quality and equality of experience for both staff and students within LJMU and I believe that maintaining and improving this experience should be the guiding principle underpinning change.

 

 

Faculty of Education, Health & Community

The number of votes cast for each candidate were as follows:

NAME

POSITION

NUMBER OF VOTES

%

Mark Arnold

Senior Lecturer

34

54.84

Nicola Morrell-Scott

Senior Lecturer

13

20.97

Karen Rea

Senior Lecturer

15

24.19

Mark Arnold has been duly elected as the member of Teaching Staff from the Faculty of Education, Health and Community to the Academic Board, and will serve a term of three years with effect from 26th June 2019.

Supporting statement:

Mark Arnold – Senior Lecturer

My experience of working in four universities, senior fellowship of HEA, PhD studentship and external examining role would enable me to guide, advise and assure academic governance. I would work hard to maintain our core values, aims and performance against KPIs, in the current challenging HE context, ensuring Liverpool John Moores University remains positive, welcoming and socially engaged.

I am an excellent registered nurse and lecturer. I would bring leadership, emphasising partnership with students and championing equality and diversity (Athena SWAN), to the Academic Board. I would help plan, co-ordinate, develop and supervise the future academic work of our university.

 

 

Faculty of Engineering & Technology

The number of votes cast for each candidate were as follows:

NAME

POSITION

NUMBER OF VOTES

%

Mohamed Kara-Mohamed

Senior Lecturer in UAVs/Aerospace Engineering

15

40.54

Yog Upadhyay

Senior Lecturer in Construction Law

22

59.56

Yog Upadhyay has been duly elected as the member of Teaching Staff from the Faculty of Technology & Environment to the Academic Board, and will serve a term of three years with effect from 26th June 2019.

Supporting statement:

Yog Upadhyay – Senior Lecturer in Construction Law

I am an academic lawyer, arrived in Liverpool John Moores with an experience of teaching and research at University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary, University of London, The University of Sheffield, the University of Oxford, and University of Derby.  I have served as a staff governor at University of Derby for a year and have served a number of university committees at Derby and Sheffield i.e chair of Faculty research degree committee, curriculum validation committee, equality etc. I have also been program leader for LLM program. I believe those experience will be useful for the role.

 

 

Faculty of Liverpool Business School

The number of votes cast for each candidate were as follows:

NAME

POSITION

NUMBER OF VOTES

%

Moataz Al Hilou

Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management

10

20

Seng Kok

Senior Lecturer/Programme Manager

19

38

David Soehren

Senior Lecturer/Programme Leader Business & HRM

21

42

David Soehren has been duly elected as the member of Teaching Staff from the Faculty of Liverpool Business School to the Academic Board, and will serve a term of three years with effect from 26th June 2019.

Supporting statement:

David Soehren – Senior Lecturer/Programme Leader, Business & HRM

Recent changes in the HE environment is causing LJMU to re-evaluate how we maximise our students’ teaching and learning experience. During this time of change, I believe it is imperative to create policies, frameworks and processes that support and develop staff in order to create conditions that fulfil student expectation whilst achieving organisational goals. However, I am concerned that decisions without staff input and holistic thinking can create conditions that increase workload and disengagement, leading to lower performance. As a member of the Academic Board, I will endeavour to champion the needs of our students, staff and organisational impact.

 

 

Faculty of Science

The number of votes cast for each candidate were as follows:

NAME

POSITION

NUMBER OF VOTES

%

Matteo Borrini

Principal Lecturer/Programme Leader

15

20

David McIlroy

Reader & Principal Lecturer in Psychology

60

80

David McIlroy has been duly elected as the member of Teaching Staff from the Faculty of Science to the Academic Board, and will serve a term of three years with effect from 26th June 2019.

Supporting statement:

David McIlroy – Reader & Principal Lecturer in Psychology

During my 18 years at LJMU, I have been programme leader (7 years), sat on validation panels, education committees and have mirrored these activities externally. Recognition of my work has come through awards of National Teaching Fellow (2010) and Reader in Individual Differences in Education (2016/7). My application is based on commitment to improving the student experience and enhancing the quality of learning, teaching and assessment. Much on my work and planned pedagogical research synchronises with the current LJMU teaching and learning strategy principles (2017-2022). These include cultural awareness, technology and VLE, partnership and collaboration, innovation, research-informed curriculum and employability.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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