Your new Academic Staff Governor Caroline Wilkinson

The new Academic Staff representative on the Board of Governors is Professor Caroline Wilkinson.

Following a fortnight-long election period, Caroline received the majority of votes out of the eight self-nominated candidates and will now serve on the Board for the next three years.

Caroline will attend the next Board of Governors meeting, which will take place on Thursday 6 July 2023.

Michael Thompson, Clerk to the Board of Governors, said: “This election has been an exciting and fantastic opportunity for all our Academic staff colleagues to fully engage and take part in the democratic processes set out by the institution. What has been significant this time round has been the very real diversity of our candidates. Caroline will now work strategically with other members of the Board with collective responsibility in shaping and maintaining the future direction of the University detailed in our shared Vision and Values”.

About Professor Caroline Wilkinson

Caroline became the Institutional Lead for Forensic Research Strategy in 2022, after almost 8 years as Director of Liverpool School of Art & Design. She is the Director of Face Lab, an LJMU research group that carries out forensic/archaeological research and consultancy work including craniofacial analysis, facial depiction, and forensic art.

Caroline is particularly interested in serving on the Board of Governors because the position presents a unique opportunity to make a meaningful and lasting impact on the university. Caroline is eager to collaborate with other members of the Board and to work closely with university leadership to ensure that the university continues to thrive and succeed in the years ahead.

Find out more about how we govern our university on our governance webpages.


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