Professor Allan Walker

Dean of the Salford School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology / The Dean’s Award Presenter

Professor Allan Walker is Dean of the School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology at the University of Salford. He has led the School since its formation in 2012, ensuring close connection with the creative industries and with the regeneration of Salford as a city of culture. Allan is a senior academic with extensive experience of research, enterprise, and academic development at national and international levels.

He is a trustee of ProtectED (Student Safety and Protection) Community Interest Company, and in March 2022, Allan completed a second term as a Trustee for the Centre For Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester. Internationally, Allan is a Visiting Professor at the China Academy of Arts and a member of the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority. Currently, he is responsible for partnerships in China, including Luxun Academy of Fine Arts and Zhejiang Fashion Institute of Technology.

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