• About

    The Vice-Chancellor is the most senior academic and administrative officer of the University, responsible for strategic direction and leadership. 

    The Vice-Chancellor is supported by a Personal Assistant, responsible for diary management and monitoring the budget of the office, as well as a Director of Communications, who leads the Strategy Team, Communications Team and Web & Digital Engagement Team.

    The Vice-Chancellor’s direct reports include the Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost, two Pro Vice-Chancellors (one of whom is also Director of Finance) and the Registrar & University Secretary. 

    These individuals, with the Vice-Chancellor, comprise the University’s Financial Strategy Group.

    The Deputy Vice-Chancellor is supported by a team of Deputy Provosts.

    Grove House, Froebel College

    Contact Us

    Professor Paul O'Prey

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost
    Professor Lynn Dobbs

    Deputy Provost
    Professor Claire Ozanne

    Deputy Provost
    Dr Stephen Driver

    Deputy Provost Academic Development
    Professor Julie Hall

    Deputy Provost and Director of Graduate School
    Ann MacLarnon

    General administration

    Executive Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor & Deputy Vice-Chancellor
    Harriet Hinton, 020 8392 3111

    Strategy Team

    Director of Communications
    Liam Hurley

    Senior Strategy & Projects Officer

    Executive Officer
    Hamina Mehraj

    Communications Team

    The Communications Team is responsible for the promotion of the University to internal and external audiences and for managing press and public relations engagement activity. The team’s work includes:

    • account management for all academic and academic support departments including
      1. ensuring that key messages are shared internally and externally
      2. directing print and online advertising appropriately
      3. working with academic departments to develop USPs for academic programmes
      4. promoting departmental events
    • raising the profile of academic research, in conjunction with the new Research Facilitators, Research Disseminator and Impact Manager in the Research Office
    • internal communications, including support for promotion of the National Student Survey(NSS) and internal news for staff and students
    • all media and public relations activities
    • central university advertising campaigns
    • co-ordinating corporate video production and managing the image library
    • managing the University brand and visual identity
    • core print publications, including the Annual Review, Undergraduate Prospectus, Postgraduate Prospectus and Orientation Guide for new students

    Head of Communications, Natalie Murray

    PR and Internal Communications Manager, Rachel Newby

    Communications Adviser, Currently vacant

    Academic departments:

    • English and Creative Writing
    • Humanities
    • Media, Culture and Language

    Communications Adviser, Caragh Johnson

    Academic departments:

    • Business School
    • Drama, Theatre and Performance
    • School of Education

    Communications Adviser, Renee Carman

    Academic departments:

    • Dance
    • Life Sciences
    • Psychology
    • Social Sciences

    Web and Digital Engagement Team

    The Web and Digital Engagement Team is responsible for overall development and maintenance of the external University website, including determining site structure and design and allocating roles and permissions for web editors in academic and academic support departments.

    The team is also responsible for promoting the University digitally, including coordinating and enhancing the diverse range of social media presences that the institution has and using social media tools to engage in a proactive manner with potential students.

    Other responsibilities include data and analytics on how users interact with the website, user demographics, sources of site traffic and tracking digital mentions of the University in social media and across the wider internet.

    The team works with IT in coordinating the provision of training staff in using the web site content management system and in providing support for aspects of the University intranet.

    Head of Web and Digital Engagement, Andy Mowbray

    Social Media Manager, Dan Brown
    Web and Digital Engagement Development Officer, Jon Mairlot
    Web and Digital Engagement Assistant, Jessica Robinson

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