UCLan Psychology Senior Lecturer Passes Away

Senior Lecturer had been at UCLan for over 15 years
Senior Lecturer had been at UCLan for over 15 years

It is with deepest regret that we report the death of Dr Jane Hutchinson, Senior Lecturer in the school of Psychology.

Jane died on Sunday 15 February, having been hospitalised over the weekend because of serious breathing difficulties. Students were informed in person during lectures on Monday and via email.

In a heartfelt speech, Professor Linden Ball, Dean of the School of Psychology said:  “Jane was a kind and considerate colleague and a great friend to staff and students alike.

“She taught in the School from 1998, and many hundreds of students have benefited over the years from her great warmth, kindness and intellectual generosity as well as her unstinting guidance and support.

“Jane was very much a core part of the fabric of our School and will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this very sad time.”

Students have taken to Social Media to pay their respects to Jane, who despite being ill was teaching until 6pm on Friday afternoon. Samantha Capon; 3rd Year Psychology student said “So devastating to hear the loss of one of our senior lecturers- a woman who was loved by many, always had time for anyone and cared so much about students and staff.”

Arrangements are currently being put in place to ensure all teaching commitments are covered. Support and well-being sessions have also been arranged.

If students have any queries relating to this please contact the Psychology School office at: psenquiries@uclan.ac.uk  or tel. 01772 893420.

There is a condolence book also available in the psychology School Office (DB120) for those wishing to write memories and experiences with Jane.

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