Since 2015, I have been the Director of the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication at Imperial College London. This is a senior leadership role within College, reporting directly to the Vice-Provost for Education.
The Centre’s mission is to provide excellent education and scholarship in the field of humanities, social sciences and science communication. The Centre also runs a thriving programme of Evening Classes and Lunchtime Learning in the arts, humanities, languages and sciences open to all, as well as two highly regarded Science Communication masters courses.
Our flagship programme for undergraduate students, Imperial Horizons, is designed to broaden our students’ perspectives, give new context to their disciplinary knowledge and provide them with important graduate skills, such as communication and critical thinking.
As Centre Director, I provide academic and educational leadership for the Centre, and I am responsible for over 130 staff members. I work cross-College with all other Faculties and Department to shape the Centre’s offer. I co-chair the CLCC/CHERS Education Committee, which I represent on the Imperial Senate (no, not this Imperial Senate!). I am also a member of the Programmes Committee, which oversees the entire teaching offer at Imperial. In 2018 I led the Curriculum Review for Imperial Horizons, which streamlined the offer into three fields of study encompassing over 170 different modules. I also chaired the Curriculum Review Reference Panel for the Faculty of Medicine programmes.