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St Mary’s Appoints New Dean of Business and Law

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Sara Spear is the Dean of Faculty of Business and Law following its recent creation to take forward the growth of the disciplines at the University. She has worked in academic and leadership roles for over a decade and is currently the Head of the School of Management in the Faculty of Business and Law at Anglia Ruskin University responsible for 1,500 on-campus and 1,000 off campus students.

She was previously Associate Head of Department for the Marketing, Events and Tourism group at the University of the West of England and, before that, a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Portsmouth.

Sara brings a strong personal research background, which focuses on corporate communication and reputation management, particularly exploring organisational stories and their impact on organisation members. Sara's current research centres on the use of marketing for social good, and especially within educational settings.

Her recent research projects have included exploring academics' experiences of working with students with mental health problems in universities, enhancing physical activity culture in primary schools, improving parental engagement culture in special schools, and choices in end-of-life care.


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