We are very proud to introduce Prof. Sir Cary Cooper, the Centre’s Chief Project Ambassador. Prof. Sir Cooper is a Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health in Lancaster University’s highly acclaimed Management School, and Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences, and thus has a broad experience of the different disciplines within the Centre’s purview.
Prof. Sir Cooper holds the Centre’s ideology of bettering broad dissemination of research results close to his own heart. In addition to his academic positions, Professor Sir Cooper is also the President of the Institute of Welfare, Past President of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, President of RELATE, a former national Ambassador of The Samaritans, and a Patron of the Anxiety UK. As such, he has many links to non-academic users of research beyond those directly named as Ambassadors within the Centre.
As Chief Project Ambassador, Prof. Sir Cooper sits on the Management Board of CASS specifically to represent the interests of the other Project Ambassadors, liaising with them to ensure that their involvements with the Centre are mutually advantageous and result in the highest quality benefits for users of research at all levels. As the Chief Project Ambassador, Prof. Sir Cooper also reviews nominations for new non-academic members of the College proposed by members of the Centre, and presents the case for inclusion to the Centre management board.
Prof. Sir Cooper holds the mission of CASS in high regard, believing that heightened interdisciplinarity and wider distribution of knowledge can have some very positive effects on the work of academics and non-academics alike. CASS is very pleased to have such an esteemed scholar and forward thinker leading up the College of Project Ambassadors.