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Barbara Howell

Associate Dean (International), Coventry University

Barbara Howell’s portfolio career spans some 20yrs in the Higher Education sector in both large and specialist HEI’s. Barbara joined Coventry University in 2011 as the Associate Dean (International) and during that time have held a dual role to include the Head of Department for Aviation, Aerospace, Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Formely Barbara was a member of the Executive Team and Head of Faculty Communication Media at Ravensbourne.

Barbara is certified as IENG MBCS CITP, Fellow of the HEA, had a number of external examiner roles and has been a QAA Institutional Auditor/Reviewer for the last 10 years (to include overseas review).

Over the past 20yrs Barbara has provided institutional representation on and engagement with Life Long Learning Networks (The National Arts Learning Network, Creative Way Executive Board, South London Life Long Learning Group), HEA Subject Centres (Information & Computer Science, Art, Design and Media, Engineering) and professional bodies (BCS, IET, IMechE, Knowledge East, e-skills, Skillset).

Barbara has also worked with a significant number of key employers through membership of the Broadcast Advisory Boards (members include ITN, BBC, BSkyB, PACT, Channel 4, ITV, London Studios & O2) and the IT Management for Business Employer Forum (members include, IBM, Fujitsu & Ford).

Barbara has extensive experience of international and transnational education.  Within that context she has set up, coordinated and taken strategic oversight for a significant number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Malaysia, South Africa, UAE, Oman, India, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Singapore, Nepal, Mauritius, Tanzania and Hong Kong. Barbara has also identified markets and developed high quality partnerships with a number of key overseas institutions in China, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Jordan, South Korea, Romania & Brussels for staff/student exchange, funding bids, live projects & joint curriculum development.