Ms Joanne Dobson
Joanne is a senior leader with a background in knowledge management, enterprise development and higher education. As Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Relationships) at Coventry University, Joanne is the institutional lead on strategic engagement with the HE Sector. She advises the Vice-Chancellor and other members of the University Leadership Team on HE policy developments in the UK and overseas. She is responsible for coordinating the Universityâ€™s engagement with relevant bodies such as HEFCE, and HE networks such as the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the World Technology Universities Network.
Joanne has over 18 yearsâ€™ experience in research and technology transfer between industry and academia, including enterprise and business start-up. As part her time working for the University enterprise subsidiary, Joanne was part of the team building the Technology Park, including the business support and incubation services.
She is interested in new workplace technologies, especially around flexible working and the impact this has; and is a firm believer in collaborative working and partnership development.