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Doctoral Training Partnership gets new Institutional Lead

Dr Line Nyhagen will take over as the new lead of the ESRC funded Midlands Graduate School (MGS) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).

Dr Line Nyhagen

Dr Line Nyhagen

The current lead, Professor John Downey will be stepping down and Dr Nyhagen will take on the responsibility of leading the MGS DTP – a six year investment into PhD studentships and training in the social sciences, which has five pathways at Loughborough namely Communication and Media, Education (Mathematics Education Centre), Management & Business Studies and Finance, Social Policy and Sport & Exercise Science.

Established in 2017, the MGS is a partnership between Loughborough, Warwick, Birmingham, Nottingham, Aston and Leicester universities.

Professor Elizabeth Peel, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Doctoral College) said: “I am delighted that Dr Line Nyhagen will be taking over as institutional lead for the Midlands Graduate School. I look forward to Loughborough’s involvement in the DTP going from strength to strength.” 

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Steve Rothberg added: “I worked with Line when she led her School’s successful submission for an Athena SWAN award so I’m confident that she’ll do a fantastic job.”