New Dean announced for Stirling’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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The University of Stirling has appointed Professor Kirstie Blair as its new Dean of its Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Professor Blair has strong links with Stirling having previously held the position of Chair in English Studies, and re-joins the University from her current post at the University of Strathclyde.

She will officially start her new role in August 2022, when she will take over from Interim Dean, Professor Neville Wylie.

Portrait photograph of Kirstie Blair. She has short grey hair and is wearing a blue polka dot blouse. She is pictured indoors, against a grey background.
Kirstie Blair
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
I spent several very happy years working in the Division of Literature and Languages at Stirling, and I’m delighted to be returning as Dean of the Faculty. I look forward to working with former and new colleagues and furthering Stirling’s exceptional strengths in the Arts and Humanities.

Professor Sir Gerry McCormac, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stirling, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Professor Blair back to the University and announce her appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

“Professor Blair brings a wealth of experience to the role and I look forward to working with her to drive forward the Faculty and extend its excellent reputation for innovative and creative research and teaching.”

As well as previous roles at Stirling and Strathclyde, Professor Blair spent seven years at the University of Glasgow, as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in English Literature. She has a special interest in Victorian and Scottish literature and was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2021.