UNNC welcomes Professor Catriona Morrison as new Dean of FHSS

31 January 2024


Professor Catriona Morrison has joined the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) as the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

With exceptional leadership and management skills in overseeing diverse groups across multiple subject areas, she brings with her a wealth of experience and a distinguished career in academia, making her a valuable addition to the UNNC community. 

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Biography of Professor Catriona Morrison

Professor Morrison is the new Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Prior to joining UNNC in 2024 she held several leadership positions, most recently as Dean of Science at the University of Law, where she instituted the Science School, which delivered programmes in Psychology, Computer Science, Criminology, Policing and Education.

Professor Morrison obtained her MA from the University of Glasgow and DPhil from the University of York, specializing in Psychology. Her research interests are diverse and her publications include topics such as language development, dementia, internet behaviour, and childhood and adult memories.

Professor Morrison is passionate about learning and teaching and is a past Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Education Board. She is a Chartered Psychologist and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

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Dean’s Welcome

Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. We have a broad portfolio of stimulating degree programmes, a vibrant staff culture and cutting-edge teaching and research.

FHSS hosts four Schools plus the Language Centre, offering teaching at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. The Schools of Economics, Education and English, International Communications, and International Studies (mixing International Politics and History) provides students with the skills and knowledge to engage with the world around them, training them in critical thinking and fostering skills of enquiry, analysis and creativity. FHSS offers a truly global experience, embedded in our aim to cultivate a global mindset in all our graduates. Our programmes are all delivered in English, and students can combine their degree with a language to enhance further their learning experience and prepare them for an international graduate marketplace. Choosing to study French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin or Korean will provide you with an additional skillset that is very attractive to international employers. Our students also deepen their international experience during their studies through our exchange partnerships with U21 universities around the globe, or at University of Nottingham or its Malaysia campus.

FHSS is proud to host a high percentage of international staff have expertise in areas such as History, Politics, Journalism, Media and Film Studies, Education, English, Micro- and Macroeconomics, Psychology, as well as a wealth of experience from international universities. We deliver an education and student experience reflecting the most up-to-date knowledge, through the close integration of teaching and research. Our research-informed teaching puts cutting-edge knowledge at the centre of our curriculum, and our academic staff in turn actively engage our students in their ongoing research activities.

Our graduates receive the same degree certificate as all University of Nottingham graduates. The University of Nottingham is a top 20 UK university, so our graduates are very attractive to employers. Over 80% of UNNC undergraduate students choose to continue their education and enter postgraduate programmes in the world’s top universities. Many go on to do PhDs and become the next generation of academic researchers and teachers.

A degree in Humanities and Social Sciences will prepare you for a career in a range of industries including the media industry, the education sector, public service, consultancies and health. It is important to us that our graduates are curious and responsible about the world and seek both to engage and improve the societies in which they live.

We look forward to welcoming you to the FHSS family!