Professor Sandra Jowett

Independent Governor

Sandra Jowett

Appointed May 2016

Born in St Asaph and educated in Wales, Professor Sandra Jowett was a senior manager and strategic leader in both the public and private sector for more than 25 years. She led research teams at the National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales, focusing on the impact of national policies on individuals and communities. 

She has also worked in four universities leading a range of learning and teaching, research, knowledge transfer and corporate service functions, and retired recently as Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cumbria. She has served on a variety of national advisory committees and boards concerned with health, research and education, and is currently Vice Chair of the National Open College Network and a Non-Executive Director of the Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Entering university as a mature student, Sandra is very personally aware of the transformational power of higher education and is fully committed to the delivery of high quality learning, teaching and research.