Shirley Pearce is the independent reviewer of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF). Shirley has held senior executive and non-executive roles in higher education, health and policing. She was Vice Chancellor of Loughborough University from 2006 – 2012.
In 2013 Shirley was appointed by the Home Secretary as the inaugural Chair of the College of Policing where she oversaw the introduction of the first code of ethics for policing based on the Nolan Principles. She was also a board member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the Healthcare Commission and Health Education England. From 2016 to 2020 she was chair of governors of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
In 2005, Shirley was awarded a CBE for services to education in the National Health Service and in 2014 was appointed DBE for services to Higher Education.