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Professor Wendy Loretto appointed Dean of the Business School

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.”