Senate Members




The Vice-Chancellor (Chair of Senate)

Professor Paul O’Prey

The Provost
(Deputy Chair of Senate)
Professor Anna Gough-Yates
Pro Vice-Chancellor & Director of Finance Reggie Blennerhassett
University Secretary & Registrar Mark Ellul
Clerk to Council
(Secretary to Senate)
Dr George Turner

The Deputy Provosts:

Dr Stephen Driver

Professor Claire Ozanne

Mark Richardson

The Heads of the Academic Departments:
Business School (Director) Dr Joanne Kuzma
Dance Professor Ann David
Drama, Theatre & Performance Professor Graham White
School of Education Peter Flew
English and Creative Writing Dr Jane Kingsley-Smith
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:  
Senior Lecturer, Department of Dance Dr Helena Hammond (2nd term till January 2020)
Professor, Department of Humanities Professor Tina Beattie (1st term till November 2021)
Reader, Department of Life Sciences Dr Julia Lehmann (1st term till November 2021)
Principal Teaching Fellow, Department of Psychology Dr Jennifer Mayer (1st term till November 2021)
The Head of each College:  
Digby Stuart College Dr Gulliver Ralston
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 Dr Aleata Alstad-Calkins
The President of the Students' Union ChuChu Nwagu
Two Student Representatives, nominated or
elected by the Students' Union
Deqa Jama Ali
Ruth Hekman


Updated: November 2018