Associate Professor recognised as Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Dr Nirmala Lee is now one of four senior academics at London Met who have this recognition.
Date: 18 November 2016

Dr Nirmala Lee, Associate Professor of Banking and Finance at London Metropolitan University, has been officially recognised as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA).

Dr Lee was awarded the recognition on 8 November in acknowledgement of her influence and impact in teaching and learning in higher education through the promotion of professional standards.

Professor Stephanie Marshall, the HEA Chief Executive, said: “Principal Fellowship is a great achievement and recognises your commitment and contribution to student learning, as well as the positive influence you have with your colleagues as a strategic leader in teaching.

“There are now a total of over 81,000 Fellows in the UK and internationally, and you join a small but very prestigious group of just under 650 who have attained Principal Fellowship.”

Dr Lee said: “I am delighted to have been awarded the Principal Fellowship. I hope to use this recognition to help further the University’s commitment to transform lives.

“The process of becoming a Principal Fellow made me reflect on the work I do and the contributions it makes to higher education.”

Dr Nirmala Lee was a senior banker and banking consultant at international banks for many years prior to joining London Met. She has recently contributed to the G20 Think Tank T20 international forum in China.

The other three Principle Fellows at London Met are Professor John Raftery, Vice Chancellor, John Gabriel, Professor of Sociology, and Dr Jan Bamford, Doctor of Philosophy.