Kirsty Allen

Dr Kirsty Allen

MA PhD

Kirsty Allen has had more than twenty years of experience in Higher Education management. Much of her professional career has been at the University of Cambridge. 

Kirsty Allen

Kirsty was appointed to the new post of Chief Operating Officer for Library Services in May 2018. She is a member of the Library Leadership Team, heading up the Directorate of Libraries Support Services which is comprised of four teams: the Finance Office, Human Resources, Facilities Management and the Strategic Support Office. 

Much of her professional career has been at the University of Cambridge. She was, for ten years, the Faculty Administrator and Secretary of the Faculty Board of Law. During this period she was also seconded to the national Research Assessment Exercise as a Panel Advisor. Her most recent previous post was as Head of the Registrary’s one of six Directors comprising the Senior Leadership Team in the University’s Unified Administrative Service. 

Her undergraduate and postgraduate education were both at the University of St Andrews.