Mairi Watson, Pro-Vice Chancellor Education and Student Experience

With more than 16 years’ experience in Higher Education, Mairi has previously held posts at University of Northampton where she worked from 2012 to 2020, most recently as of Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law and previous roles as Head of Postgraduate Programmes, Head of Postgraduate and Corporate Programme and Deputy Dean in the former Northampton Business School.

Additionally, Mairi has held academic posts at De Montfort University as Head of Corporate Programmes and as Principal Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management.

Before working in Higher Education, Mairi worked in a range of operational and leadership roles in prisons in England and Wales, including as a prison officer and governor, as well as in secondments to the then Home Office and HM Prisons Inspectorate.