Chancellor

K. Calman portrait

Sir Kenneth Calman

The Chancellor is the titular head of the University and is elected to the post for life by the General Council (all graduates and established academic staff). The Chancellor confers degrees upon those who are presented to him by the Senate. He appoints a Vice-Chancellor to do this in his absence: this is currently the Principal. 


Chancellor's Assessor

Murdoch MacLennan

The Chancellor's Assessor is appointed by the Chancellor to represent him on Court. The current Chancellor is Professor Sir Kenneth Calman. His appointed Assessor is Murdoch MacLennan.


Clerk of Senate and Vice Principal

Professor John Briggs

Professor John Briggs

John Briggs became Clerk of Senate and Vice Principal of the University on 1 August 2012. He is also Professor of Geography and Chair of the interdisciplinary Glasgow Centre for International Development (GCID) which co-ordinates and promotes the University of Glasgow's research activities in the area of international development, mainly with partners in African countries.  In addition, he is the University of Glasgow's International Dean (Africa), with responsibility for overseeing the University's partnerships with African universities.  His research interests are in poverty reduction in the poorer parts of the world, mainly Africa, and his most recent work is on understanding how local environmental knowledges are constructed and then used by small-scale farmers, primarily in rural Africa, to inform their livelihood strategies.  He is a government advisor on international development and is a member of the UK’s Department for International Development's Research Advisory Group.


Director of Finance

Robert Fraser

Robert has been the Director of Finance for the University of Glasgow for nine years.  He has over thirty years of experience in financial management in several diverse sectors, including retail, electronics, financial software and education.  He has worked extensively overseas in the Asia, Africa the Americas and Europe.   He serves on several national Higher Education bodies focused on tax and pension issues.


Director of Human Resources

Christine Barr

Christine Barr is Director of Human Resources.

Her role is to provide strategic input into the way the University recruits, develops and rewards staff members: this means looking at trends and legislation, analysing their potential effect on the way the University leads its people, and ensuring the development and implementation of policies which allow all members of staff to make good use of their talents and skills.


Heads of Colleges

Murray Pittock

Murray Pittock

Vice-Principal and Head of College of Arts

Murray Pittock is Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Arts and Bradley Professor of English Literature.  He has worked at the universities of Manchester (where he was the first professor of Scottish literature at an English university), Edinburgh, Oxford, Aberdeen and Strathclyde, and has held visiting appointments at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Charles University, Prague, Trinity College, Dublin, Auburn and Yale. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the English Association, the Royal Historical Society, the Royal Society of Arts and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland among other bodies. Murray's books are set on courses in English, History, Irish Studies, theology and politics in around twenty-five countries, and he has been awarded or shortlisted/nominated for a number of literary and historical prizes and prize lectureships: he is one of the few UK academics to be a prize lecturer of both the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the British Academy.

Murray has appeared in the UK and overseas media on over 350 occasions and regularly acts as a consultant.

Anna F Dominiczak

Anna Dominiczak

Vice-Principal and 
Head of College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences

Professor Anna Dominiczak is Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice Principal and Head of College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, the largest of four Colleges at the University of Glasgow. She is also an honorary consultant physician and non-executive member of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board.

A graduate of the Medical School in Gdansk, Poland, she is one of the world’s leading cardiovascular scientists and clinical academics.  She held a British Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Glasgow between 1997 and 2010, as well as the directorship of the Cardiovascular Research Centre between 2000 and 2010.  Her major research interests are in hypertension, cardiovascular genomics and systems medicine and her total research income in the last three years totals more than £30 million.

Prof Dominiczak is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the American Heart Association and the European Society of Cardiology as well as a member of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland, the European Society of Hypertension, the International Society of Hypertension, Society of Endocrinology, British Hypertension Society and British Cardiovascular Society.  In 2012 she was invited to join the Council of the Academy of Medical Sciences and elected Vice President, Life Sciences of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

She is currently Vice President of the European Society of Hypertension, and a member of the Leadership Committee of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research of the American Heart Association. In addition to membership of several editorial boards, Professor Dominiczak has held several senior editorial positions and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Hypertension.

With more than 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and numerous scientific awards, her services to medicine were recognised by the Queen who awarded her with an OBE in 2005.

 John Chapman

John Chapman

Vice-Principal and Head of College of Science & Engineering

Professor John Chapman is a Vice Principal, Head of the College of Science & Engineering and a full professor in the School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Glasgow. He read Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge and holds an MA and PhD from that University. Before moving to Glasgow he was a Research Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1990.

His research centres around advanced functional materials and nanoscience, with particular emphasis on high spatial resolution characterisation and property modification using electron and ion beams. His interest is stimulated by the new physics that emerges at ultra-small length scales. Whilst primarily a physicist, he collaborates extensively with materials scientists, chemists and electronic engineers. Most of his recent research has been devoted to the study of magnetic materials but he also pursues research into electronic materials & devices and particulate systems.

Within the UK Professor Chapman has served in many capacities for the research councils, most notably as a member of the EPSRC Council. Until recently he was the Chair of the Standing Committee of UK Professors of Physics. He has also had extensive involvement with government/industry interface bodies in the UK and has served on various evaluation boards in Europe. Throughout his career he has played an active role in learned societies including Institute of Physics, Royal Microscopical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. In 2003/04 he was a distinguished lecturer for the Magnetics Society of the IEEE and until recently was a member of their Administrative Committee. In 2011 he was awarded a Fellowship of the IEEE.

Anne Anderson

Anne Anderson

Vice-Principal and Head of College of Social Sciences

Professor Anderson graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MA and then PhD in psychology. She began her academic career in 1979 as a Research Fellow in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. She was appointed Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Glasgow in 1986 and Professor in 1997, while simultaneously holding the role of Economic and Social Research Council Research Programme Director from 1995 to 2006. In 2000, Professor Anderson was appointed Director of the Graduate School and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at Glasgow. Five years later she was promoted to Chair in the School of Business and Management and Deputy Dean Research in the Faculty of Law, Business and Social Sciences. In 2006 she joined the University of Dundee to take up an appointment as Professor of Human Computer Interaction and Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Art & Design, Architecture, Engineering and Physical Sciences. She was appointed to the Council of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Council in 2008. She returned to Glasgow in 2010 as Vice-Principal and Head of the newly formed College of Social Sciences. The college which has over 500 staff and over 8000 students consists of the Adam Smith Business School, the School of Education, the School of Law, the School of Social and Political Sciences and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies based at our Dumfries Campus.

In 2002 Professor Anderson was awarded an OBE for services to social science.


Principal and Vice Chancellor

updated may 2013 - cv for Principal

Professor Anton Muscatelli

Anton Muscatelli has been Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow since 1 October 2009. From 2007-2009 he was Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University. An economist, his research interests are monetary economics, central bank independence, fiscal policy, international finance and macroeconomics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and an Academician in the Learned Societies of the Social Sciences.

Anton Muscatelli served on the 2001 and 2008 RAE Panels for Economics and Econometrics. He has served on the Research Grants Board of the ESRC and its International Advisory Committee, and was a member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society.

He has been (2007-10) a special adviser on monetary policy to the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee. He has previously acted as consultant to the European Commission and the World Bank.

He is a member of the Board of the Scottish Funding Council which provides funding and oversight of Scotland's Colleges and Universities. From 2008-10 he was Convenor of Universities Scotland and Vice-President of Universities UK. He is currently chair of Universities Scotland’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee. He has served on a range of Committees, Networks and working groups within Universities UK. He currently co-chairs, with Sir Richard Lambert, the steering board for the creation of the new National Centre for Universities and Business.


Rector

Edward Snowden

The Rector is elected by the students of the University to represent their interests. He or she is also, ex-officio, the Chairperson of the University Court, the body which administers the resources of the University.

The Rector is not active in University strategy or policy-making. The role is principally as spokesperson and representative for student issues. The Rector's participation in events is entirely voluntary and depends on their own availability and choice.

On 23 April 2014, Edward Snowden was inaugurated as Rector of the University, presenting his inaugural address via video link to staff and students at a ceremony in the Bute Hall. He will hold the office for three years.


Secretary of University Court

D. Newall portrait

David Newall

David Newall, Secretary of Court and Director of Administration.  David Newall is secretary to the University's governing body, and is responsible for the provision of support services within the University.  He is a history graduate, and a public sector accountant, and has over 20 years' experience of working in higher education management.


Senate Assessors

photoProfessor Christine Forde

Professional Learning and Leadership

Christine Forde has been a Senate Assessor on the University Court since November 2012. In that role she is currently a member of the University HR Committee, the promotions Committee of the College of Arts. She is also involved each year in a number of other groups and panels including period subject reviews.

Christine is Professor of Leadership and Professional Learning in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow and leads the Research and Knowledge Transfer Group Professional Learning and Leadership. She mainly works in the area of leadership and teacher professional development. Previously Christine was a primary school teacher and a lecturer in St Andrew’s College of Education. She works regularly with national bodies and organizations in education on issues related to leadership and teacher development.

Christine’s research focuses on two areas in education firstly leadership and professional development and secondly on gender and equality She is working with colleagues on a project looking at the development of accomplished and expert teaching. In addition, she has published books in the area of gender, feminist perspectives in education and utopian thinking and education.

photo for cvProfessor Nick Jonnson

Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine

Nick Jonsson is a Senate Assessor on Court, elected in 2013 from the Professoriate of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences. He has been a member of Senate since joining the University in 2009 as Professor of Animal Production and Public Health.

Nick came to the University of Glasgow from the University of Queensland, Australia, where he was Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Natural Resources, Agriculture and Veterinary Science. Prior to that he has held academic and research roles at the University of Glasgow and the Queensland Department of Primary Industries, having previously owned and operated a mixed veterinary practice in rural NSW. Nick is a member of the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine and serves as Associate Head of School (Research) for the School of Veterinary Medicine. He is currently the Champion for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) Unit of Assessment 6 (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science). He teaches into the BVMS and BSc(Vet Biosciences) programmes, covering diverse aspects of farm animal veterinary practice, metabolism, tropical veterinary medicine and animal husbandry. His research interests include the interaction between livestock hosts and their parasites (particularly ticks) and the control of parasitic disease, as well as the interactions between immunity and production performance of farm animals.

Outside Glasgow, Nick is on the Editorial Boards for the International Journal for Parasitology – Drugs and Drug Resistance and The Veterinary Journal and is currently the Chair of the Education and Residency Committee of the European College of Bovine Health Management, the European college of specialists in bovine veterinary practice. He is external examiner at University College Dublin. He has also been a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Don SpaethDr Donald Spaeth

History

He has been a member of the staff of the University of Glasgow since 1989, a member of Senate since 2000, and a Senate Member of Court since 2011. In the 1990s, He worked for and later ran a series of externally-funded national computer-based initiatives, including the Computers in Teaching Initiative Centre for History, Archaeology and Art History and, as director, the TLTP History Software Consortium, a consortium of eighty UK institutions. From 2000-2001, he was director of the LTSN Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology. These management roles highlight his belief in the central importance of learning and teaching in the academy, and in 2011 he was honoured to receive a Teaching Excellence Award from the University. He also served as Head of the Department of History from 2005 to 2009.

In 1994 he was appointed as a Lecturer in Historical Computing, and is currently a Senior Lecturer, and teaches in both the School of Humanities and the School of Political and Social Sciences. As a historian, his research falls into two broad areas: the social history of early modern England; and the application of computers to historical research and teaching. He is author of The Church in Age of Danger (Cambridge, 2000), as well as of various articles on historical and methodological topics. In his computing role, he has a particular interest in the use of relational and XML databases. He is currently working on three research projects: on lay-clerical relations in Elizabethan England, scolding and gender relations, and the digitisation and analysis of Welsh Wills.

photo for cvProfessor Karen Lury

Theatre, Film & Television Studies

Karen is an elected member of Court from the Professoriate of the College of Arts. After completing her graduate studies at the University of Liverpool, she was first employed as a lecturer by the University of Glasgow in 1994 and is now Professor of Film and Television Studies in the School of Culture and Creative Arts. She is currently Head of Subject for Film and Television Studies and Research Convenor for the School. She has acted as Deputy Head of School and serves on the University’s Research Planning and Strategy Committee, the University wide Athena Swann Committee (an initiative driven by the Equality and Diversity Unit) and takes an active part in the cross College Arts and Social Sciences Women’s Mentoring Project. She is a member of the peer review college for the AHRC and has served as a panel member. Karen is also a long standing editor of the international film and television studies journal Screen which is housed by the University of Glasgow.

Karen’s research interests are broad ranging but her current activities concentrate on the representation and agency of children in both commercial and amateur media. Her most recent monograph was The Child in Film, published by I.B. Tauris/Rutgers University Press in 2010 and she is currently writing a joint authored monograph, Show and Tell: Children and Amateur Media for Edinburgh University Press with Dr. Ryan Shand. The research for this book originates from her AHRC funded project ‘Children and Amateur Media in Scotland 1927-2000’.

photoDr Marie Freel

Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences

Dr Marie Freel was elected as a Senate Assessor in May 2012 and has been a member of Senate since 2011. She is a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow. She received both undergraduate degrees from Glasgow University (BSc Honours 1996 and MBChB Honours 1999) and was awarded a PhD in 2006. In 2009, she was awarded a MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship for a programme of work entitled ‘Cardiovascular disease: investigating the expanding role of aldosterone.’ Her principal research interest is in the role of corticosteroids (particularly aldosterone) in hypertension and cardiovascular disease and clinical interests centre around endocrine hypertension and adrenal disease. She is based within the BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre and remains a member of the Blood Pressure Research Group.

Dr Freel is Deputy Postgraduate Convener within the Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences where she provides support to students undertaking postgraduate degrees by teaching or research and is also an Advisor of Studies to medical students. She co-ordinates undergraduate teaching of Endocrinology to the MB ChB as well as BN courses and is also directing the development of the Endocrinology curriculum in the revamped 2nd year MB ChB course planned for 2012. She has been elected as an Ordinary Member of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2011) and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 2010. She is also an Ordinary Member of the British Hypertension Society and participates in the BHS Hypertension Masterclass programme delivering lectures on hypertension-related topics to clinical trainees throughout the UK. This year (2012-2013) she has also been elected as Honorary President of Glasgow University’s student Medico-Chirurgical Society.

Outwith Glasgow, she sits on the Editorial Board of Clinical Science, acts as grant reviewer for national charities such as Kidney Research UK and is the Glasgow representative on the National Scientific Advisory Committee for Tenovus, Scotland.

photo for cvDr Duncan Ross

Economic & Social History

I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1984 and returned as an academic member of staff in 1996. I was elected as a member of Senate in 2011 and as a Senate assessor on Court in 2013. I have previously served as Head of the School of History and Archaeology and as Head of the Department (later Subject) of Economic and Social History. I have been a Council member (and Secretary-Treasurer) of the Association of Business Historians (UK) and Trustee of the Business History Conference (US). Between 2003 and 2009, I was Editor of Financial History Review. My research interests lie in two main fields – late 19th and 20th century banking and financial history of Britain and Europe and the post-1945 economic history of Scotland, including the impact of foreign direct investment and the rise and importance of renewable energy in the Scottish economy.

I have been a candidate for the Scottish National Party in Scottish, Westminster and European Parliamentary elections, am an elected member of the Party’s National Executive, and served as National Secretary 2006-2009.


Senior Management Group

The Senior Management Group advises the Principal as chief executive officer of the University on matters of policy. It also advises Court and Senate on matters of strategic policy (academic and resource), and acts on a day-to-day basis to implement the policies of Court and Senate.

The Senior Management Group comprises:

  • Principal
  • Vice-Principals
  • Heads of Colleges 
  • Secretary of Court
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Director of Finance

University Court

Members of the University Court 2014/2015

Biographical information is available by clicking on an individual's name below

PositionNameRegister of interests
Rector  Mr Edward Snowden‌ Register‌
Principal and Vice Chancellor Professor Anton Muscatelli (Estates Committee, Finance Committee, Human Resources Committee, Nominations Committee, Remuneration Committee) Register
Chancellor's Assessor Mr Murdoch MacLennan Register
Assessor of the City of Glasgow Council Cllr Pauline McKeever Register
Five General Council Assessors

The General Council is a statutory body comprising all the graduates of the University of Glasgow.
Mr David Anderson (Remuneration Committee) (Human Resources Committee) Register
Mr Brian McBride (Remuneration Committee) Register
Mr David Ross ‌‌‌Register
Dr Morag Macdonald Simpson  ‌‌Register
Ms Lesley Sutherland   Register
Seven Senate Assessors Professor Christine Forde (Human Resources Committee) Register
Dr Marie Freel (Estates Committee) ‌‌Register
vacancy‌ ‌‌
Professor Karen Lury (Estates Committee) Register
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Dr Duncan Ross (Finance Committee) Register
Dr Donald Spaeth (Human Resources Committee) (Nominations Committee) Register
Two Employee Representatives Mr Dave Anderson Register
Ms Margaret Anne McParland ‌‌Register
President of Students’ Representative Council Ms Breffni O'Connor (Estates Committee) (Finance Committee) Register‌
Assessor of Students’ Representative Council Mr Donald Mackay Register
5 Co-opted members Mr Graeme Bissett (Finance Committee) ‌ Register
Mr Kenneth Brown (Finance Committee) Register
Ms Heather Cousins (Audit Committee) ‌‌‌‌‌Register
Mr David Milloy (Estates Committee) ‌‌‌Register
Ms Margaret Morton (Estates Committee) (Finance Committee) Register
The Secretary of Court Mr David Newall  Register

The role of the Court

The Court is the governing body of the University, and is sometimes compared to the Board of Directors of a company. Its powers have been defined over a number of years, commencing in 1858 when the Court was first established, and are set out in a series of Acts of Parliament, the Universities (Scotland) Acts 1858-1966, and subsidiary regulations and ordinances.

The Court has ultimate responsibility for the deployment of resources in the University and for the strategic plans of the institution. It also has a monitoring role in relation to the overall performance of the University, and it holds the Principal accountable for the effective and efficient management of the University. It is responsible for the well-being of staff. With the Senate, it is responsible for the well-being of students and for the reputation of the University. The Court has 25 members and meets in full session five times a year.


Vice Principals

Professor Neil Juster

Neal Juster

Senior Vice-Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Neal Juster joined the University of Glasgow as the Vice-Principal (Strategy and Resources) in August 2007 and was appointed to the position of Senior Vice-Principal and Deputy Vice Chancellor in July 2013.  In addition to deputizing for the Principal in his absence, Neal’s primary responsibilities are: to lead the development and implementation of the University’s strategic plan; to lead the annual planning cycle; and to prioritize the rolling 10 year £300m capital plan such that it aligns with academic strategy. He is currently leading a project to introduce new processes and procedures for academic career development and is also the University’s Gender Equality Champion.  

Immediately prior to appointment to the University of Glasgow Neal was Pro Vice-Principal at the University of Strathclyde (2006-7). In this role he had strategic oversight of the academic requirements of the University Estate, the University’s Cultural Activity and the Office of Marketing and Communication (responsible for student recruitment, international activity, alumni relationships, external events, fund raising and development, advertising, web development and press releases).

Other academic appointments include Dean of the Faculty of Engineering (2002-6) and Head of Department in the Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management (1997-2002), University of Strathclyde and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds (1988-97).

Neal received his BSc and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds and is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). He is a member, and past Chair, of the IMechE Academic Standards Committee, the committee responsible for accrediting relevant undergraduate degree programmes.

He is a Trustee of the University of Glasgow Trust, the University of Glasgow Pension Fund and the Yamaa Trust. He is also a Director of Glasgow University Holdings Limited. 

Frank Coton

Frank Coton

Vice-Principal for Learning & Teaching

Frank Coton is currently Vice-Principal (Learning and Teaching) and Professor of Low Speed Aerodynamics at the University of Glasgow where, until December 2009, he was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. He is a past Chair of both the Scottish Deans of Science and Engineering and the Applied Aerodynamics Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is also currently a member of the West Regional Advisory Board of Scottish Enterprise.

He is a member of the University of Glasgow Senior Management Group and has responsibility for the development of educational policy and strategy and all teaching quality processes. He has direct line-management responsibility for the Director of the Learning and Teaching Centre which supports academic development, technology enhanced learning and teaching and student learning. He is also a member of the SFC Access and Inclusion Committee and is Chair of the West of Scotland Schools for Higher Education Programme Management Committee which coordinates widening participation activities in the West of Scotland.  

Professor Miles Padgett

Miles Padgett

Vice-Principal for Research & Enterprise

Professor Miles Padgett ensures the delivery of the University's Research strategy and policies. His office also covers operational matters including negotiations and relationships with research sponsors.

Miles Padgett also holds the Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy in the School of Physics and Astronomy. He heads a 15-person team covering blue-sky research and applied commercial development. In 2001 he was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh; and in 2014 as a Fellow of the Royal Society.

In 2008 Miles was awarded the UK Institute of Physics, Optics and Photonics Division Prize for a "distinguished record of achievement in research that spans fundamental aspects of optical angular momentum and applied optical sensors". In 2009 he was awarded the Institute of Physics, Young Medal "for pioneering work on optical angular momentum". In 2014 he was awarded the Kelvin Medal of the Royal Society of Edinburgh for his contributions to optics and his promotion of a global community of researchers.

Miles is recognised for his studies in the field of optics and in particular of optical angular momentum. His group has published over 300 papers that have received over 10,000 citations in the world's leading scientific journals.

Professor Jon Cooper

Jon Cooper

Vice-Principal for Knowledge Exchange

Professor Jon Cooper has overall responsibility for the University’s Knowledge Exchange strategy and policies and for the University’s relationships with its strategic partners including industry, NHS, Government and Charities. He is also responsible for the University’s enterprise activities, including the promotion of spinout companies.

In 2001 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh; and in 2004 as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He was appointed to the Wolfson Chair in Biomedical Engineering in 2009. 

Jon holds an ERC advanced investigator award, a Royal Society Merit award and is an EPSRC Fellow. He has 240 publications in internationally renowned peer reviewed publications. He has also been involved as an academic founder of three spin-out companies, ModedxSAWdx  and Clyde Biosciences, in the fields of medical diagnostics, drug delivery and new medicines discovery.

Previously, he was Head of the Division of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering and a Dean in the College of Science and Engineering. He also held positions as International Dean for East Asia and lead the University’s strategy in Transnational Education.

James Conroy

James Conroy

Vice-Principal, Internationalisation

James Conroy was appointed Vice Principal, Internationalisation at the University of Glasgow in January 2014.

Professor Conroy has previously held the posts Dean of the Faculty of Education, Head of Graduate School and Head of Department of Religious Education at the University.

Before joining the University of Glasgow he was Director of Religious Education and Pastoral Care at St Andrew's College and Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religious Education at St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill; and has taught in schools and adult education in England. He has published extensively in the areas of religious education, religion, education and liberal democracy and education and the literary and aesthetic imagination.

Professor John Briggs

John Briggs

Clerk of Senate & Vice Principal

John Briggs became Clerk of Senate and Vice Principal of the University on 1 August 2012. He is also Professor of Geography and Chair of the interdisciplinary Glasgow Centre for International Development (GCID) which co-ordinates and promotes the University of Glasgow's research activities in the area of international development, mainly with partners in African countries.  In addition, he is the University of Glasgow's International Dean (Africa), with responsibility for overseeing the University's partnerships with African universities.  His research interests are in poverty reduction in the poorer parts of the world, mainly Africa, and his most recent work is on understanding how local environmental knowledges are constructed and then used by small-scale farmers, primarily in rural Africa, to inform their livelihood strategies.  He is a government advisor on international development and is a member of the UK’s Department for International Development's Research Advisory Group.

Murray Pittock

Murray Pittock

Vice-Principal and Head of College of Arts

Murray Pittock is Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Arts and Bradley Professor of English Literature.  He has worked at the universities of Manchester (where he was the first professor of Scottish literature at an English university), Edinburgh, Oxford, Aberdeen and Strathclyde, and has held visiting appointments at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Charles University, Prague, Trinity College, Dublin, Auburn and Yale. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the English Association, the Royal Historical Society, the Royal Society of Arts and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland among other bodies. Murray's books are set on courses in English, History, Irish Studies, theology and politics in around twenty-five countries, and he has been awarded or shortlisted/nominated for a number of literary and historical prizes and prize lectureships: he is one of the few UK academics to be a prize lecturer of both the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the British Academy.

Murray has appeared in the UK and overseas media on over 350 occasions and regularly acts as a consultant.

Anna F Dominiczak

Anna Dominiczak

Vice-Principal and 
Head of College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences

Professor Anna Dominiczak is Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice Principal and Head of College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, the largest of four Colleges at the University of Glasgow. She is also an honorary consultant physician and non-executive member of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board.

A graduate of the Medical School in Gdansk, Poland, she is one of the world’s leading cardiovascular scientists and clinical academics.  She held a British Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Glasgow between 1997 and 2010, as well as the directorship of the Cardiovascular Research Centre between 2000 and 2010.  Her major research interests are in hypertension, cardiovascular genomics and systems medicine and her total research income in the last three years totals more than £30 million.

Prof Dominiczak is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the American Heart Association and the European Society of Cardiology as well as a member of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland, the European Society of Hypertension, the International Society of Hypertension, Society of Endocrinology, British Hypertension Society and British Cardiovascular Society.  In 2012 she was invited to join the Council of the Academy of Medical Sciences and elected Vice President, Life Sciences of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

She is currently Vice President of the European Society of Hypertension, and a member of the Leadership Committee of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research of the American Heart Association. In addition to membership of several editorial boards, Professor Dominiczak has held several senior editorial positions and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Hypertension.

With more than 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and numerous scientific awards, her services to medicine were recognised by the Queen who awarded her with an OBE in 2005.

 John Chapman

John Chapman

Vice-Principal and Head of College of Science & Engineering

Professor John Chapman is a Vice Principal, Head of the College of Science & Engineering and a full professor in the School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Glasgow. He read Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge and holds an MA and PhD from that University. Before moving to Glasgow he was a Research Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1990.

His research centres around advanced functional materials and nanoscience, with particular emphasis on high spatial resolution characterisation and property modification using electron and ion beams. His interest is stimulated by the new physics that emerges at ultra-small length scales. Whilst primarily a physicist, he collaborates extensively with materials scientists, chemists and electronic engineers. Most of his recent research has been devoted to the study of magnetic materials but he also pursues research into electronic materials & devices and particulate systems.

Within the UK Professor Chapman has served in many capacities for the research councils, most notably as a member of the EPSRC Council. Until recently he was the Chair of the Standing Committee of UK Professors of Physics. He has also had extensive involvement with government/industry interface bodies in the UK and has served on various evaluation boards in Europe. Throughout his career he has played an active role in learned societies including Institute of Physics, Royal Microscopical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. In 2003/04 he was a distinguished lecturer for the Magnetics Society of the IEEE and until recently was a member of their Administrative Committee. In 2011 he was awarded a Fellowship of the IEEE.

Anne Anderson

Anne Anderson

Vice-Principal and Head of College of Social Sciences

Professor Anderson graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MA and then PhD in psychology. She began her academic career in 1979 as a Research Fellow in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. She was appointed Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Glasgow in 1986 and Professor in 1997, while simultaneously holding the role of Economic and Social Research Council Research Programme Director from 1995 to 2006. In 2000, Professor Anderson was appointed Director of the Graduate School and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at Glasgow. Five years later she was promoted to Chair in the School of Business and Management and Deputy Dean Research in the Faculty of Law, Business and Social Sciences. In 2006 she joined the University of Dundee to take up an appointment as Professor of Human Computer Interaction and Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Art & Design, Architecture, Engineering and Physical Sciences. She was appointed to the Council of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Council in 2008. She returned to Glasgow in 2010 as Vice-Principal and Head of the newly formed College of Social Sciences. The college which has over 500 staff and over 8000 students consists of the Adam Smith Business School, the School of Education, the School of Law, the School of Social and Political Sciences and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies based at our Dumfries Campus.

In 2002 Professor Anderson was awarded an OBE for services to social science.