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Professor Sue Cox

Emeritus, Trustee, Member of Steering and Advisory Committee

Sue Cox

The Management School



Tel: +44 1524 510744

Research Interests

Safety and risk management, behavioural safety, organisational learning and change management within high reliability organisations.


Professor Sue Cox was Dean of Lancaster University Management School between 2001 and 2015 and continues to be actively involved with the School as Dean Emerita. Prior to joining LUMS she was Professor of Safety and Risk Management and Director of Loughborough Business School. She has a background in industry in agricultural product development and is a graduate from the University of Nottingham for both her undergraduate and higher degrees.

Under her leadership, the School was one of a select few to achieve the accreditation ‘hat trick’ of EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. She also led a significant expansion of the School both nationally and internationally, and at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Professor Cox is regularly in demand to serve as a member of professional bodies. Amongst her other commitments, she is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management, a member of the EQUIS Awarding Body and the AACSB Initial Accreditation Committee, a member of the EFMD Board and a Companion of the Association of Business Schools and Chartered Management Institute. As well as serving as member of the Strategic Research Board of the Economic & Social Science Research Council (2003-7), she also acts as Chair for grant awarding panels. She is also an External Member of Sellafield Nuclear Site License Committee and an Alumni Leader for Business in the Community (Northwest).

Professor Cox is a keen football fan, and a lifelong supporter of Stoke City FC.


BSc in Chemistry & Psychology, MPhil in Applied Psychology

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