Debra Wilson, Vice Dean Academic, Faculty Of Science, University Of Strathclyde
Tell us about your career, so far, within Strathclyde University
I joined Strathclyde in 1979 as a trainee technician. While being a technician I was allowed to complete part time study towards both a degree and then a PhD which I completed in 1991. I was then transferred to the academic staff family and started my teaching career. In 1999 I became Head of Teaching in the Chemistry Department, a position I held for 16 years. I am currently Vice Dean Academic in the Faculty of Sciences.
What influence has the University had towards you career and/or life outside of work?
The University has had a great deal of influence on my career. I have been given the opportunity to continue studying throughout my career and this is something I am very grateful for.
What’s Been Your Greatest Achievement To Date?
I think my greatest achievement is receiving the most supportive teacher award from the Students’ Association back in 2012.
How Did You Achieve This?
My real passion is working in partnership with students to try and enhance the student experience as much as possible. I think this was recognised when I received my award.