|Name||Dr Sandra Cairncross|
|Qualification||Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institute of Educational Technology and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy with a background in Interactive Media Design|
|Role title||Dean, FECCI|
|Organisation||Edinburgh Napier University|
|Interview date||29 May 2014|
|Interviewed by||Debbie Ratcliffe|
What are Sandra’s qualifications?
I am a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institute of Educational Technology and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy with a background in Interactive Media Design. I am also a Senior Teaching Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University and convene the University’s Student Experience Committee and Student Retention Steering Group.
What has been Sandra’s career path to date?
I was appointed as Dean of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries in April 2008. Prior to that I was Associate Dean with responsibility for Academic Quality and Customer Service. My role is to lead the strategic development of the Faculty, building on its excellent track record in supporting Scotland’s knowledge based economy through providing a portfolio of academic programmes and engaging in research and knowledge transfer which are relevant to the needs of students, business and industry and other stakeholders
What is Sandra’s involvement with Connect?
I was one of the members of staff involved in setting up the existence of Connect and still regularly attend as many of the events as I can.