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Professor Sue Cox

Professor Sue Cox

Dean of Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)


Sue Cox has been Dean of Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) since 2001. Prior to that she was Professor of Safety and Risk Management and Director of Loughborough Business School. She has a background in industry in agricultural product development and is a graduate from the University of Nottingham for both her undergraduate and higher degrees. She was awarded the OBE for services to social science in the 2011 New Year Honours list.

Under her leadership, LUMS has been one of a select few to achieve the accreditation hat-trick of EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. In the last five years she has overseen the expansion of the school both nationally and internationally and at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Professor Cox is regularly in demand to serve as a member of professional bodies. Among her other commitments, she is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management, a member of the EQUIS Awarding Body and the AACSB Initial Accreditation Committee, a member of the EFMD Board and a Companion of the Association of Business Schools and Chartered Management Institute. As well as serving as a member of the Strategic Research Board of the Economic and Social Science Research Council (2003–2007), she also acts as chair for grant-awarding panels. She is an external member of Sellafield Nuclear Site License Committee and an Alumni Leader for Business in the Community (North-West).  

Professor Cox is a keen football fan and a lifelong supporter of Stoke City FC.  

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