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New Heads of Alliance Manchester Business School and School of Social Sciences

19 Dec 2022

Following a rigorous selection process, two new Heads of School have been appointed in the Faculty of Humanities.

Claire Alexander and Ken McPhail

Professor Ken McPhail has been appointed as Head of Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS). Ken, who is Professor of Accounting in AMBS, will move to his new role on 1 August 2023, as current Head of AMBS Professor Fiona Devine becomes Vice-President and Dean of Humanities. 

Ken has previously held positions as Director of Research and Deputy Head of School in AMBS and prior to this was Vice-Dean for Social Responsibility in the Faculty of Humanities. 

Meanwhile, Professor Claire Alexander has been appointed as Vice-Dean and Head of School of Social Sciences (SoSS), taking over from Professor Brian Heaphy. 

Currently Professor of Sociology in SoSS, Claire is Associate Director of the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity. She has previously been School Director of Social Responsibility, and School Research Director, an elected member of Senate and the Board of Governors. She will also take up her new position on 1 August 2023.