Title: Dr
First Name: Rosslyn
Surname: Shanks
Position: School Administration Manager
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 262417

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Rosslyn's work is varied, differing from day to day. She has responsibility for contracts and finance, as well as overall responsibility for student administration by managing a hard-working team that deals with all Undergraduate and Postgraduate engineering courses. In addition, she coordinates some of the School's Liaison and marketing activities and all other administrative matters.

Professional Background

Prior to joining RGU, Ros was educated at Strathclyde (BSc(Hons)) and Glasgow (MSc) Universities before starting a progressive move north. Gaining a PhD in microbiology at Abertay University in Dundee, which involved working in Italy and Canada, she then moved on to a Post-doctoral Research position at The University of Aberdeen.

Deciding to shift career from scientific research, Ros made a move into science communication within the science centre network, and was Operations & Education Manager at Satrosphere Science Centre, in Aberdeen, for four years, with responsibility for science, exhibitry and education. Making the move to RGU has allowed her to utilise and expand on her academic and managerial experience in a technological environment.