Pair appointed to Board of Governors

Two academic staff colleagues have been appointed to serve on the Board of Governors.

Dr Elaine Hemers and Dr Yog Upadhyay currently serve on the Academic Board and their nominations to the Board of Governors have been approved by the board having received a recommendation from the Nominations Committee.

Given their wealth of academic experience and expertise they will both work strategically on the Board of Governors with collective responsibility in the best interest of the institution in accordance with the university’s adopted vision and values.

They will serve for a period of three years, ending on 24 May 2026.

Dr Elaine Hemers

Elaine is an LJMU alumnus, having graduated with a BSc (Honours) in Applied Biochemistry. She went on to complete a PhD at the University of Liverpool, before returning to LJMU as a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Science in 2005.

She is currently the Biosciences Subject Leader in the School of Biological and Environmental Sciences and, since 2018, has held the role of Associate Dean Global Engagement in the Faculty of Science.

Elaine is passionate about the student experience and EDI. She has led on various student experience enhancement initiatives, including development of the original Continuous Monitoring and Enhancement process. Elaine also led the Organisation and Culture Sub-Group for the School of Biological and Environmental Sciences successful Athena SWAN Bronze submission.

Dr Yog Upadhyay

Yog is a Senior Lecturer in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at the School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment. He worked in number of law schools before joining LJMU and was also practising as an arbitrator in various disputes including state investor, international trade and construction.

Yog understands the national and international academic environment and brings that perspective of discipline and knowledge to the board. He considers this as a learning opportunity as well.

Having practical experience of intellectual property law and having done some research in the area of privacy and data protection, he also brings that experience to the board.

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