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 Strategy and Communications, who leads the Strategy Team, Communications Team and Web & Digital Engagement Team.
The Vice-Chancellor's direct reports include the Provost, a Pro Vice-Chancellor (also Director of Finance) and the University Registrar.
The Provost is supported by a team of Deputy Provosts.
Professor Paul O'Prey
Professor Anna Gough-Yates
Deputy Provost, Research and External Engagement
Professor Claire Ozanne
Deputy Provost, Learning and Teaching
Dr Stephen Driver
Executive Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor & Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Claire Duffell, 020 8392 3111
Director of Strategy and Communications
Policy and Projects Manager
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
- ensuring that key messages are shared internally and externally
- directing print and online advertising appropriately
- working with academic departments to develop USPs for academic programmes
- 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 Marketing and Communications, Caragh Johnson
Communications Adviser, Charlotte Fletcher
- English and Creative Writing
- Media, Culture and Language
Communications Adviser, Jessica Robinson
- Business School
- Drama, Theatre and Performance
- School of Education
Communications Adviser, Renee Colgate
- Life Sciences
- 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
Website Manager, Jon Mairlot
Social Media Co-ordinator, Vacant