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316 Dr Ian VandewalleWelcome to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Liverpool Hope University. As a Faculty, we have a strong commitment to ensuring an excellent student experience and we place our students at the heart of all we do. This includes an approach to learning that prioritises research informed teaching, small group teaching and strong student support and pastoral care. We consistently do well in the National Student Survey (NSS), with academic staff being highly ranked for the quality of their teaching. In 2017, Liverpool Hope was rated top 2 in the North West institutions for student satisfaction, with above 90% overall satisfaction rates in areas such as Philosophy, Design, Marketing, Media, Social Studies and Politics

The Faculty has a strong research focus with leading researchers in a number of departments and research centres, including the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War & Peace Studies, The Andrew F Walls Centre for the Study of Asian & African Christianity and the European Institute (jointly with the Catholic University of Lille). A large percentage of our academic staff were entered into the UK’s Research Exercise Framework (REF) in 2014 with a significant proportion being world leading and internationally recognised.  

The Faculty has strong links and formal partnerships with a number of cultural and professional bodies in Liverpool and across the North West. 

Introduction from Professor Ian Vandewalle 

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Operations) and Dean of Arts & Humanities 

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Faculty Staff
316 Dr Ian Vandewalle

Professor Ian Vandewalle

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Operations) and Dean of Arts & Humanities

Christopher Leyland

Mr Chris Leyland

Faculty Executive Manager

Natalie Dermott

Ms Natalie Dermott

Creative Campus Schools Manager

068 Miss Colette Browne

Mrs Colette Watkinson

Faculty Administration Officer

Ms Jane Reilly

Mrs Jane Reilly

Faculty Projects Officer