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8th February 2011, 3:33pm  (updated 8th February 2011, 3:35pm)
Tourism expert is new man at the top at Lincoln Business School
Professor Tom Mordue An expert in tourism and regional development has been appointed the new Head of the Lincoln Business School at the University of Lincoln.

Professor Tom Mordue has joined Lincoln from Teesside University, where he has spent the last seven years and was most recently Assistant Dean for Research and Enterprise.

A specialist in urban and rural regeneration, Prof Mordue has a particular interest in the impact of tourism on regional economies. After working in the tourism industry for many years, he gained his PhD from Durham University and started his academic career at Sunderland University, where he worked from 1997-2003. He has a strong track record in developing research and business engagement activities from his tenure in Teesside.

Prof Mordue said: “What really attracted me to Lincoln was the opportunity to come to a university that is really ambitious and located in a wonderful city. Everything is in place for the Lincoln Business School to thrive in the next phase of its development. I’ve joined at a fantastic time.”

The Lincoln Business School is part of the University of Lincoln’s Faculty of Business and Law, which in January 2011 moved into a spectacular new building on the edge of the main Brayford Pool campus. The new faculty building, a £6m conversion of a former newspaper office, offers some of the most cutting-edge facilities for business and law students anywhere in the UK.

The School’s undergraduate programmes were rated among the best in the country for student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey, with Accounting ranked number one overall for the second year running. Tourism, Marketing, Business Studies and Management courses all rated in the top five nationally.

Its academic staff are engaged in a varied and growing research programme, contributing to Lincoln’s 620 per cent increase in national research funding following the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
Prof Mordue inherits his new post from Professor Ted Fuller, who has been appointed Director of Research for Lincoln’s Faculty of Business and Law.

One of Prof Mordue’s first assignments will be the recruitment of more academic staff to add to the School’s existing talent. At least eight new academic appointments are expected to be made over the coming months, including two new professors due to arrive in the spring.

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