Lisa Rabanal is a UK higher education professional with extensive experience in managing teaching and research in the creative arts and social sciences. She has run centres and departments, and delivered strategic projects at: the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Goldsmiths University of London, and Kings College London. Prior to joining Rose Bruford, she was at ICMP – the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, where she led institutional transition in the first year of degree awarding powers.
Lisa prioritises student experience and student voice. She was the first in her family to attend university and, as a beneficiary of the transformative capacity of degree and postgraduate study, she strives to facilitate access to, and successful participation in, higher education – for a diverse student body, where everyone belongs.
Lisa is a member of, or lead institutional contact for, several HE professional organisations including, the Association of Higher Education Practitioners (AHEP), the Academic Registrars Council (ARC) and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). She is a qualified project manager, management coach, and mediator.
Alongside her professional role, Lisa has research interests in Anthrozoology (the social and political interactions between humans and other animals).