Roo Haywood Smith
Living Systems Institute Manager
Living Systems Institute
Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD
Roo joined the University in early 2012 to support the establishment of the Strategy and Security Institute in the College of Social Science and International Studies (CSSIS). She became involved in a number of entrepreneurial activities in the CSSIS and led on business development. Between 2016 – 2018 she was CSSIS Deputy Director of College Operations taking on more strategic roles within the Executive before a stint as Acting Director of College Operations. She joined LSI at the end of June 2018 and is looking forward to supporting the Institute to expand its global presence and grow its reputation.
Before joining the University Roo served in the British Army for 15 years including 5 years in Germany, flying in Northern Ireland in a counter-terrorism role and as the Management Planner for the then Defence Aviation Safety Centre. Away from work Roo has a variety of experience in working on and delivering projects including the establishment of a thriving Community Shop and she is also involved in actively supporting her children’s sports clubs!