Professor Lynn Dobbs took up post as the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of London Metropolitan University in October 2018.
Lynn joined London Met in October 2018 from Roehampton University where she served for six years as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) and Provost. As DVC, Lynn led on learning and teaching, student experience, research, partnership development and home and overseas student recruitment for the University.
During her time at Roehampton, Lynn oversaw the development of the academic portfolio which was associated with a 10% growth in students on campus, led initiatives that led to a 27% increase in applications over five years, and established four multi-million pound international partnerships.
Prior to arriving in London, Lynn worked in her hometown of Newcastle as Dean of the University of Northumbria’s world-renowned School of Arts and Social Sciences.
Lynn’s practice and research has involved working extensively in deprived communities across the UK and in Europe, often in partnership with external agencies, to tackle social exclusion across all aspects of deprivation.
A significant strand of her work has focused on raising educational aspirations among school children and widening higher education participation among disadvantaged groups.
Lynn has led a number of significant projects that have generated more than £13m of research and knowledge transfer income. Her work has impacted on business developments and public policy at local, national and international levels.