Glynis Marie Breakwell

Glynis Marie Breakwell is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath. She is a leading social psychologists and an active public policy adviser and researcher specialising in leadership, identity process and risk management. In January 2014 she was listed in the Science Council’s list of ‘100 leading UK practising scientists’.

Breakwell has been a Fellow of the British Psychological Society since 1987 and an Honorary Fellow since 2006. She is a chartered health psychologist and in 2002 was elected an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. Breakwell was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to higher education and is also a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Somerset.

She took her PhD from the University of Bristol and an MA and DSc from the University of Oxford where she held a Prize Fellowship at Nuffield College. She took her bachelor’s degree from the University of Leicester. In 2004, in recognition of her contribution to the social sciences, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Bristol and in 2004 became an Honorary Professor from Shandong University.

She has nationally championed the role of universities in scientific and technological innovation, exploitation and economic regeneration, and has worked over many years to widen participation in science and achieve knowledge transfer from higher education to business. In 2012 this work was recognised when she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s New Year Honours for services to higher education.

A full list of her publication is available here.

Credits: University of Bath

Published: 10 October 2015

Last update: 27 August 2016

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