Professor Andrew Cooper
Andrew was elected onto the Board of Governors as an Academic Board nominee in 2017. He is Dean of Cultural Studies and Humanities. He joined our University in September 2015, and in addition to his duties as Dean also teaches and researches in the area of English language and literature.
Before joining Leeds Beckett University, Andrew worked at the University of Salford where he held a number of posts, which included being the first Academic Director for Salford’s Media City Campus. He established the academic portfolio across a spectrum of disciplines in creative media and digital technologies, working in collaboration with neighbours such as the BBC, ITV, Dock 10 Studios, and 250 small and medium businesses on site.
This has shaped Andrew’s passion for trans-disciplinary working and its enhancement of the student experience, and is allied to his teaching and research interests in the politics of language theory and social/cultural discourses. As Dean, he encourages work across a mix of disciplines that interact in dynamic and innovative ways, joining with colleagues and students to create opportunities to enrich the learning experience of those who are part of the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities.