09 February 2017

Wendy Loretto has been appointed Dean of University of Edinburgh Business School. Loretto has been at the helm of the School since August 2016 in an interim role; having previously held the Deputy Dean role in 2015/16 and Director of Research from 2013-15.

Loretto’s background is in research and teaching in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management. Her own research field is age and employment, with a particular focus on changes in employees’ and employers’ attitudes and practices in extending working lives, as well as wellbeing at work. With a long established career in the University, where she was awarded her BCom in 1990 and PhD in Psychiatry in 1998, Loretto takes post immediately.

Commenting on the appointment, she said:

“I am delighted to be continuing the work I started last summer, and look forward to leading the School into the next stages of its activity. This is an incredibly diverse and international School, within a truly global University, and I am committed to continue building on its reputation.”