Stirling professor leaves before hearing

March 2, 2001

The United Kingdom's first professor of academic innovation has left her post just before a disciplinary hearing about alleged bullying.

Nicky Sinead Gardner became founding director of Stirling University's division of academic innovation and continuing education in 1998. She is understood to have been suspended before Christmas after allegations that she had harassed staff.

The university refused to comment on the allegations or Professor Gardner's departure.

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