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New nursing school dean unveiled by Salford University

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A new dean has been appointed to run the University of Salford’s school of nursing, midwifery, social work and social sciences.

Margaret Rowe will join Salford on 5 September, having previously been an associate dean at Northumbria University, which she joined in 1996 as senior lecturer of children’s nursing.

“Margaret is a highly respected strategic leader with an excellent reputation”

Richard Stephenson

Before moving into academia, she worked as a registered general nurse and a senior clinical nurse manager in children’s services.

Ms Rowe currently also serves as the higher education national representative on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s revalidation strategic steering group.

As the Council of Deans’ representative on the steering group, she helped develop guidelines for institutions on revalidation, which was introduced by the NMC in April.

In addition, she is a member of the North Tyneside Health and Social Integration Programme Board and has worked with Health Education England and the North East Combined Authority.

Professor Richard Stephenson, deputy vice chancellor at the University of Salford, said: “I am delighted to welcome Margaret to the University, where she will lead a school facing exciting times.

“The university educates one of the highest numbers of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in the North West, with our learning environment recently enhanced through the creation of our £1.7m state of the art simulation suites.

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Salford University unveils new nursing school dean

Margaret Rowe

“Over the next few years we are also set to play a pivotal role in the Devo Manc health and social care agenda,” said Professor Stephenson.

He added: “Margaret is a highly respected strategic leader with an excellent reputation for enhancing the student experience, and stakeholder engagement through enterprise and research partnership.

“She also brings a wealth of international experience, including the successful development of new programmes and partnerships, and we are all looking forward to working closely with her as the University of Salford continues to develop.”

Ms Rowe said she was attracted to Salford by its “many exciting links with industry and public sector partners”, including its Industry Collaboration Zone (ICZ) strategy.

“I am keen to expand on this valuable work by developing these relationships and leading the school in a way that encourages social responsibility and collaboration,” she said.

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