Senate Members




The Vice-Chancellor (Chair of Senate)

Professor Paul O’Prey

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost
(Deputy Chair of Senate)
Professor Lynn Dobbs
Pro Vice-Chancellor & Director of Finance Reggie Blennerhassett
Registrar Mark Ellul
University Secretary & Clerk to Council
(Secretary to Senate)
Andrew Skinner

The Deputy Provosts:

Dr Stephen Driver
Professor Anna Gough-Yates
Professor Claire Ozanne

The Heads of the Academic Departments:
Business School (Director) Mark Richardson
Dance Dr Ann David
Drama, Theatre & Performance Professor Graham White (acting)
School of Education Peter Flew
English and Creative Writing Professor Laura Peters
Humanities Professor Donald MacRaild
Life Sciences Dr Caroline Ross
Media, Culture & Languages Lourdes Melcion
Psychology Dr Diane Bray
Social Sciences Finola Farrant
Four Members of Academic Staff elected by the Academic Staff:  
Principal Lecturer, Department of Psychology Dr Kaz Brandt (2nd term till September 2018)
Senior Lecturer, Department of Dance Dr Helena Hammond (2nd term till January 2020)
Professor, Business School Professor Wilson Ng (1st term till September 2018)
Senior Lecturer, Social Sciences Dr Finola Farrant (1st term till June 2019)
The Head of each College:  
Digby Stuart College Jackie Brown
Froebel College Simon Dorman
Southlands College Dr Christopher Stephens
Whitelands College Rev. Dr Mark Garner
The Academic Registrar Ranjit Sahota
The University Librarian Susan Scorey
Directors of the Academic Support Departments:  
Director of Human Resources Jo Brooks
Chief Information Officer Mike Hall
Director of Recruitment, International & Admissions Gary Davies
Director of Communications Liam Hurley
Director of Alumni, Development & Careers Eleanor Merrick
Director of Student Support Services Aleata Alstad-Calkins
The President of the Students' Union Jack de France
Two Student Representatives, nominated or
elected by the Students' Union
Olimata Taal
Ruth Hekman


Updated: May 2018