29 years ago I left my hometown in Devon to come to Cardiff as a student. During that time I have made many friends in Cardiff and have had a successful, interesting, and enjoyable career in Cardiff Business School. I am grateful to many in Cardiff University who have been supportative over the years as I progressed from an Undergraduate, Postgraduate, PhD student to a Research Assistant, Lecturer, all the way to a full Professor.
However, the time has come to go back home and be near my family. I am lucky–I will be joining Exeter Business School in September 2019–and I will be able to continue to do what I love, research and teaching. Of course, I am going to miss my friends, my colleagues, and my research group, the LSDG. However, I am sure the move will be a great chance to explore new ideas, to make some new friends (while still keeping my old ones), and to have some new adventures.
So, I feel sad to leave, but at the same time I am looking forward to my new life!
To all my friends, I have two things to say… I am still your friend, and welcome to Exeter!