Wendy Loretto, Dean of the University of Edinburgh Business School

Wendy is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Dean at the University of Edinburgh Business School. She has previously held several leadership roles in the School, including Director of Research and Director of Undergraduate Programmes. Her main research field is age and employment, with a particular focus on changes in employees’ and employers’ attitudes and practices in extending working lives.

Wendy is especially interested in the ways in which gender, age and health interact to affect work and retirement experiences amongst older men and women across Europe.  Her work has received funding from research councils, industry partners, government and EU and is published widely in leading academic journals. She is currently leading a major 3-year project investigating how best to support healthy ageing at work.

Wendy was a member of the UKRI Equality, Diversity and Inclusion external Advisory Group, and is on the Boards of abrdn Financial Fairness Trust, Association of MBAs (AMBA) and Society for the Advancement of Management Studies.