Equality activist Vice-Chancellor named among London's most influential people by Evening Standard

Professor Lynn Dobbs included in the Progess 1000 list which recognises individuals who have made a significant impact in the capital and beyond.

Date: 03 October 2019

London Met's Vice-Chancellor Professor Lynn Dobbs has been named among London's most influential people in the Evening Standard's Progress 1000 list. Professor Dobbs is listed in the 'Activists: Equality' section and is the only University Vice-Chancellor in the 1000.

The Progress 1000 serves to spotlight and celebrate the most influential individuals in London across a range of areas including but not limited to business, technology, science, politics, religion, design, architecture, culture and the arts. The list collectively recognises those who have made an impact in the capital and beyond. Many of these individuals will be well known whereas others won’t have a public profile but are doing outstanding work that serves to benefit the City of London. 

In her profile Professor Dobbs is praised for 'bringing her social activism to the university to try and make their research more relevant and link it to real social problems, such as youth violence and drugs, and partnering with other groups such as the Met police and the Evening Standard and various councils to produce “research that’s practical and useful'.

She is joined on the list by Cass architecture lecturer Professor Peter St John and other high achievers from many different walks of life such as the Duchess of Sussex, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, piano-playing rapper Dave, and London Met alumna Gina Miller.

A full list of those included in the Evening Standard Progress 1000 can be found online