New Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellors appointed


May 24th, 2016

Further to the recent announcement regarding the creation of three new Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor roles to support Global Strategy 2020, reporting directly to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange (further information can be found here), we are pleased to confirm the following appointments:

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Innovation, Impact and Business Engagement) – Professor Hervé Morvan (Professor of Applied Fluid Mechanics within the Faculty of Engineering) will take up this new role for two days per week with effect from 1 June 2016.

Professor Morvan will play a key part in leading the development and successful implementation of the University strategies for knowledge exchange and business engagement, as well as research innovation and impact pathways. He will also provide academic leadership in the field of impact, developing and supporting the implementation of Global Strategy 2020 for impact and ensuring the University maximises its return for REF 2020.

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Graduate School and Research Career Development) – Professor Ed Wilding (Professor of Psychology within the Faculty of Science) will take up this new role for two days per week with effect from 1 August 2016.

Professor Wilding will play a key part in leading the development and successful implementation for research as set out in the Global Strategy 2020. He will focus on the goal to recruit and develop outstanding researchers at all career stages from doctoral and postdoctoral and early research career to high performance research leadership at senior levels by developing specific strategies, policy and projects to realise this goal as well as providing academic leadership for the Graduate School.

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Strategy & Performance) – Dr Richard Masterman commenced this new role on 1 May 2016.

Dr Masterman will play a key part in leading the development and successful implementation of the University strategy for research as set out in the Global Strategy 2020 and ensuring that the University achieves an excellent performance in REF 2020. He will support with the development of research strategy and policy and lead implementation of it to deliver the University goals for research.

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, said: “Having been in post now since January 2016, I have had the opportunity to review research and business engagement and the delivery of our Global Strategy 2020 for world-changing research. I have consulted with many colleagues in the University on how we drive research strategy, performance and growth. I am pleased to confirm the appointments of the three new Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellors and look forward to working closely with these colleagues to support this agenda.”

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