Director of the School of Humanities and Social Science, Liverpool John Moores University.
Dr Yates is the Director of the School of Humanities and Social Science in the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies at Liverpool John Moores University. He provides leadership, management and strategic direction for the Humanities and Social Sciences, cutting across student experience, research and enterprise and social and economic engagement. The Humanities and Social Sciences, one of the largest Schools in the University, has witnessed significant expansion during Dr Yates’ tenure. He has an excellent understanding of the challenges facing the Higher Education sector in the UK and internationally and has positioned his School very successfully in this climate.
Dr Yates believes passionately in the role of the Humanities and Social Sciences in society and has provided strategic leadership in developing the breadth and depth of civic engagement activities locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. He currently sits on the university Academic Board. He is a member of the Executive Committee for the National Association for Youth Justice and acts as Director for the annual juvenile justice symposium at the Inter University Centre, Croatia. Dr Yates also sits on the Liverpool City Safe Partnership Board and as sponsor Governor at a local sixth form college. He was co-founder of the centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion at Liverpool John Moores University.