There are five Pro-Vice-Chancellors whose role, as well as supporting the Vice-Chancellor in providing academic leadership to the University, is to work in partnership with senior administrators to help drive strategy and policy development. Full contact details for the office
Professor Steve Young FREng
Professor Steve Young FREng is the Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor, responsible for Planning and Resources, and Professor of Information Engineering in the Information Engineering Division. From 2001 to 2004 he served as Chair of the School of Technology, and from 2006 to 2009 as an elected member of the University Council. His main research interests lie in the area of spoken language systems including speech recognition, speech synthesis and dialogue management. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College.
Professor Lynn Gladden CBE, FRS, FREng
Professor Lynn Gladden CBE, FRS, FREng is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research. Professor Gladden is the Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering, and formerly Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology; she is also a member of the Council of EPSRC.
Professor Gladden leads the activities at the Magnetic Resonance Research Centre, and has a particular interest in applying magnetic resonance imaging techniques in the fields of heterogeneous catalysis and multi-phase transport in porous media. She is a Fellow of Trinity College.
Professor Graham Virgo
Professor Graham Virgo is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, and Professor of English Private Law in the Faculty of Law.
Professor Virgo is a Fellow of Downing College, where he was previously Senior Tutor and Director of Studies in Law. He was previously Deputy Chair of the Faculty of Law. He is a barrister and Academic Bencher of Lincoln's Inn. His main research interests are in the fields of the Law of Restitution, Equity and Trusts and the substantive Criminal Law.
Dr Jennifer Barnes
Dr Jennifer Barnes is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International Strategy. She has extensive experience in higher education, both in the public and private sectors, setting up international collaborations in the sciences, humanities, technology and the arts.
Dr Barnes has held the posts of Associate Professor at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, and Assistant Principal and Dean of Trinity College of Music. In 2005, she was appointed as the first Director of International Education for BP, where she advised colleagues in more than 25 countries on how to establish partnerships between business, governments and the university sector to support university programmes.
Professor Jeremy Sanders CBE, FRS
Professor Jeremy Sanders FRS is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Affairs, responsible for policy and strategy in the areas of human resources, environment, relationships with the local community and public engagement. He is also a Professor of Chemistry and a Fellow of Selwyn College. He was previously Head of the Department of Chemistry and Head of the School of Physical Sciences. He also led the University's 800th Anniversary celebrations in 2009.
Professor Sanders' research into fundamental aspects of molecular behaviour has been recognised by the Royal Society, which elected him as a Fellow in 1995 and awarded him the Davy Medal in 2009.