She formally took up her position today (Tuesday 2 January) after being appointed in August 2023.
Professor Mossop has developed a strong academic career in higher education leadership. She served as Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, where she led an academic community of 18,000 students and 1,100 academic colleagues, and around a third of professional service colleagues focused on the student experience.
Her previous roles also include Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Student Engagement and Development. Prior to that she held the position of Professor of Veterinary Education at the University of Nottingham alongside a senior leadership role in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Liz began her career as a veterinary surgeon and is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh. With a commitment to science and education, Liz continues to contribute actively to her research field.
She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy in 2016. Liz is a Council member of the Academy of Medical Educators, a member of the Teaching Excellence Framework panel, Board member of Nottingham College and Vice Chair of the European Veterinary Accreditation Committee, as well as making significant contribution to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Liz said: “I am delighted to take up my position as Vice-Chancellor at Sheffield Hallam. It is a huge honour to lead a University with such a strong civic ambition, commitment to inclusion and emphasis on innovation. I am greatly looking forward to meeting the University community and connecting with the city and region over the coming weeks and months.”
Professor Mossop succeeds Professor Sir Chris Husbands who stepped down from the role in December at the end of an eight-year term.