Senate Members for 2023-2024



The Vice-Chancellor (Chair of Senate)

Professor Jean-Noël Ezingeard

The DVC & Provost
(Deputy Chair of Senate)
Professor Anna Gough-Yates
Chief Operating Officer Tom Rowson
Director of Strategy & External Relations Liam Hurley
Director of Finance (Interim) Ian Pleace

The Pro Vice-Chancellors:



Dr Richard Keogh

Professor Laura Peters

Professor Leigh Robinson

The Deans of the Academic Schools and Faculties:
Dean of Students Professor Marilyn Holness
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Dr Melanie Gray
Faculty of Business and Law  Professor Sunitha Narendran (Assoc. PVC. Online Education)
Education Professor Peter Flew (Assoc. PVC, Academic Portfolio Development)
Life and Health Sciences  Sally Akehurst
Psychology Dr Yannis Fronimos
Director of Continuing Education (Interim) Charlotte Gorse
Director of Sustainable Engineering Stephen Pretlove
Four Members of Academic Staff elected by the Academic Staff:  
Lecturer in Education Studies Dr Melissa Jogie (1st term until May 2024)
Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security  Dr Charles Clarke (1st term until May 2026)
Senior Lecturer in Psychology  Dr Paul Faulkner (1st term until May 2026)
Senior Lecturer for the LLM in International Commercial Law and Legal Practice Dr Sandy Urquhart (1st term until May 2026)
The Head of each College:  
Digby Stuart College (Interim) Professor Marilyn Holness
Froebel College Simon Dorman
Southlands College Dr Christopher Stephens
Whitelands College Dr R David Muir 
Directors of the Professional Services Departments:  
Director of Business Development and Fundraising Eleanor Merrick
Director of Student Support & Success Dr Aleata Alstad-Calkins
The Academic Registrar Ranjit Sahota
The University Librarian Susan Scorey
The President of the Students' Union Amy Hopkins

Two Student Representatives, nominated or elected by the Students' Union:


Sharon Azams (VP, Community & Welfare)

Laura Johnson (VP, Education)


Dr George Turner               University Secretary 

Other members of University staff, from time to time and by invitation only in relation to specific items.

Updated: October 2023