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Roo Haywood-Smith

Deputy Director of College Operations

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Roo is the Deputy Director of College Operations

Roo joined the University in early 2012 to support the establishment of the Strategy and Security Institute.  Since then she has been involved in the establishment of a number of entrepreneurial activities in the College and has led on business development for CSSIS.  Most recently she was Deputy Director of College Operations in CSSIS taking on more strategic roles within the Executive. 

Before joining the University Roo served in the British Army for 15 years including 5 years in Germany, flying in Northern Ireland in a counter-terrorism role and as the Management Planner for the then Defence Aviation Safety Centre.   Outside HE she has a variety of experience in working on and delivering projects including the delivery of a sizeable Community Shop.