Professor James Devlin appointed Dean of School of Business

The University of Leicester is pleased to announce that Professor James Devlin has been appointed to the role leading the University of Leicester School of Business.

Professor Devlin will join us on 19 August 2019 from the University of Nottingham, where he served as the Dean of Nottingham University Business School. He is a Professor of Financial Services, Marketing and Consumption, and has worked at Nottingham in various management roles since 2010.

Joining the University of Nottingham in 1991, Professor Devlin has authored almost 100 journal articles and conference papers on various topics, including consumer decision-making and behaviour in financial services, consumer policy issues in financial services, and the marketing of financial services. He has also contributed to four books, edited a number of journal special issues and presented at numerous national and international conferences.

Professor Devlin has additionally worked both as an expert panel member and as a consultant with the Banking Standards Review, HM Treasury, the Financial Services Authority and the Office of Fair Trading on a number of policy-related issues. 

On his appointment, Professor Devlin said: “It is a privilege to be joining the University of Leicester’s School of Business. Working alongside my new colleagues in the Business School, the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and the wider University, I look forward to further developing and enhancing the success of the School.”

Professor Henrietta O'Connor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Professor Devlin to the University in August. He brings with him a wealth of invaluable experience and expertise, and we look forward to working with him in maintaining and developing the School of Business’s reputation for teaching and research.

“We are also most grateful for the positive contributions of Professor Peter Lunt, who has served as our Interim Dean of the School of Business during the recruitment process.”