Professor Micheline Beaulieu

Emeritus Professor of Information Science

BA (McMaster, Canada), PhD (City), FCLIP, Hon. D.Litt. (Sheffield)

Micheline Beaulieu

I started my career as a Librarian in academic libraries and completed a PhD as a mature student in 1989 to become a researcher. Within four years I gained a personal chair and in 1996 was appointed Head of Department at City University. I came to Sheffield in 1998 to head its world leading Information Department and the Information Retrieval research group. After serving as Acting Head of the School of Management for three years, in 2005 I became founding Chair of the Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS), a unique £5.7m research facility. I was also appointed Pro-Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning, becoming the first female member of the Senior Management Group in the history of the University, a post held until my retirement in 2009. I was awarded a honorary degree by the University of Sheffield in 2011 and was featured in the 2012 exhibition Portraits of Women, a project celebrating women’s achievements in the University.

I continued as Chair of the Project Executive Group for the Arts Tower refurbishment completed in 2011 and now serve as Chair of the Alumni Foundation Fund as well as a mentor for the Futures Mentoring Programme for senior academic women.