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

Roibeard Ó MaolalaighRoibeard Ó Maolalaigh

Vice-Principal and Head of College of Arts

Prof Ó Maolalaigh was born and educated in Dublin and gained his BA Hons Degree in Irish and Mathematics at University College Dublin and undertook a postgraduate Masters degree in the Gaelic languages and literatures of Ireland and Scotland. He completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh in Gaelic historical phonology before accepting a lectureship in 1993.

In 2001 he was made Assistant Professor at the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and, in January 2005, was appointed to a personal chair in Gaelic at the University of Glasgow and was Head of the Department of Gaelic Studies between 2007 and 2011.

In April 2010 he was made the inaugural established Chair of Gaelic at the University of Glasgow and he most recently held the position of Head of Sgoil nan Daonnachdan / School of Humanities.

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.

Professor Muffy Calder

Muffy Calder

Vice-Principal and Head of College of Science & Engineering

Muffy Calder is Vice-Principal and Head of College of Science and Engineering. She is also Professor of Formal Methods and her research is in modelling and reasoning about the behaviour of complex software and biochemical systems using computer science, mathematics and automated reasoning techniques. She currently holds a Royal Society Wolfson Research merit award and was a Royal Society Leverhulme Research Senior Fellow.  In the distant past has been a research fellow at BT Laboratories and at DEC Research Labs in California; she  has  collaborated with a number of companies, most recently with NATS (air traffic services).

Previously,  for three years she was on secondment to Scottish Government as Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland.  Before that she was  Dean for Research in the College of Science and Engineering and she has held various positions including  Head of Department, chair of UKCRC (UK Computing Research Committee), Senate Assessor on University of Glasgow Court, member of EPSRC TOP (Technical Opportunities Panel) and co-chair of the Scottish Science Advisory Council.  She is past  external examiner for the MSc. at University of Manchester for undergraduate degrees at the universities of Warwick, St. Andrews, Edinburgh, and NUI Cork. She has a PhD in Computational Science from the University of St. Andrews and a BSc in Computing Science from the University of Stirling. Over the years she has supervised 13 PhD students and 9 postdoctoral research assistants. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the British Computer Society and was awarded the OBE in 2011.

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

‌‌photo of L FarmerProfessor Lindsay Farmer

Law

I was elected as a Senate Assessor to Court in 2015. I have been at the University of Glasgow and a member of Senate since 1999. I have been Research Officer in the School of Law for several periods between 2001 and 2014; I was Deputy Head of the School of Law between 2009 and 2012. I have sat on a number of College and University Committees, including the Research Committee, the Library Committee and more recently the Gender Equality Steering Group.
I studied law at the University of Edinburgh before doing an M.Phil. in Criminology at the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D. at the European University Institute in Florence. I have previously held teaching posts at the University of Strathclyde, and at Birkbeck College, University of London, where I helped establish a new, and highly successful, LLB course. I have also spent time as a visiting professor at the Center for Law and Society in the University of California at Berkeley, at the University of Toronto and at the Columbia University, New York. My research is primarily on the history and theory of criminal law, and I have recently finished a monograph called Making the Modern Criminal Law which will be published by Oxford University Press in January 2016.

photo for cvDr Carl Goodyear

Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

Carl was elected as a Senate Assessor on Court in October 2014 and has been a member of Senate since 2011.  He studied at the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University, gaining a BSc with honours in Molecular Biology in 1996 and a PhD in Molecular Immunology in 1999.  Upon completing his PhD, he moved to the US and worked in the Department of Medicine at the University of California at San Diego where he eventually held the position of Assistant Professor.  During this period he was awarded a Cancer Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship, became a National Blood Foundation Scholar, and received a number of awards including the National Blood Foundation David B. Pall Prize for Innovative Research in Transfusion Medicine and an Arthritis Foundation Investigator Award. In 2006 he returned to work in the UK at the Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation in the University of Glasgow.  He was awarded a prestigious Arthritis Research UK Fellowship and shortly after became a Reader.  His research has continued to gain awards such as the Inaugural Medical Research Scotland Vipiana Award. Carl’s research group is currently focused on understanding immunopathogenesis of disease (i.e., Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis & Multiple Myeloma) and translating this knowledge into viable therapeutic agents for patients. In parallel, Carl is the Director of the GLAZgo Discovery Centre and also leads a Translational Immunology programme, which provides the critical interface between clinical and basic science. He teaches on the undergraduate Immunology course and is involved in the course co-ordination. Until recently Carl was also an advisor of studies for Undergraduate students.

Outwith Glasgow, Carl is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, University of Newcastle and the University of the West of Scotland.

 

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’.

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.

photo P YoungerProfessor Paul Younger

Engineering

Prof Paul Younger was elected as a Senate Assessor in November 2014. After almost twenty years at Newcastle University, where he held posts progressing from Lecturer to Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Engagement), Paul took up the Rankine Chair of Engineering at the University of Glasgow in August 2012, and is also Professor of Energy Engineering here. Paul has an unusually broad scientific and engineering background, spanning geology, water resources engineering, environmental engineering and energy engineering.
From 1984 to 1986 he was a Harkness Fellow, studying and travelling extensively throughout the USA. He has also lived in Bolivia (as a UN-affiliated volunteer water well engineer) and has spent much time working in Latin America, the West Bank and Gaza, Spain, Germany and - most recently – eastern Africa. Paul is a Chartered Geologist, a Chartered Scientist and a Chartered Engineer, and is currently a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (the highest professional honour for engineers in the UK), partly in recognition of his community-based environmental remediation projects combatting the severe water pollution legacy of abandoned mines worldwide  - work which also won Newcastle University the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education in 2006. A fluent speaker of Spanish, Paul’s extensive work in this field in Latin America and Spain was recognised with the award of honorary doctorates from the University of Oviedo (Spain) and the National University of San Agustín (Peru). He has advised the World Bank, Amnesty International and Caritas International on the impacts of large gold mines on poor rural communities and ecosystems.

cv photo Professor Nicholas Hill

Mathematics

Nick Hill is a graduate of Imperial College and was appointed to the Simson Chair of Mathematics at the University of Glasgow in 2001, having previously been a Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds. His principal research interests are in Modelling of Fluid Dynamics and Soft Tissue Mechanics in Biology and Physiology, and he collaborates with clinicians in the NHS and the Medical School. He works with colleagues worldwide including China, France, India and the USA. He was elected to a Fellowship of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications in 2007, and he is a Deputy Director of SofTMech, the £2M EPSRC Centre for Multiscale Soft Tissue Mechanics, which was founded in April 2016. Nick served as the Head of the Department of Mathematics from 2003 to 2007, and as Head of the new combined School of Mathematics and Statistics from 2010 to 2014. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the Scottish mountains.


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 Finance

University Court

Members of the University Court 2015/2016

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

PositionNameRegister of interests
Rector

 Mr Edward Snowden‌

(April 2014 - March 2017)

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Principal and Vice Chancellor

Professor Anton Muscatelli (Estates Committee, Finance Committee, Human Resources Committee, Nominations Committee, Remuneration Committee)

(October 2009 to September 2019)

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Chancellor's Assessor

Mr Murdoch MacLennan (Nominations Committee)

(January 2010 to December 2017)

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Assessor of the City of Glasgow Council

Cllr Pauline McKeever

(July 2013 to May 2017)

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Four General Council Assessors

The General Council is a statutory body comprising all the graduates of the University of Glasgow.
 

Mr Brian McBride (Remuneration Committee) (Nominations Committee)

(August 2012 to July 2016)

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Mr David Ross (Finance Committee) (Nominations Committee) (Remuneration Committee)

(August 2004 to July 2016)

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Dr Morag Macdonald Simpson (Human Resources Committee)

(August 2014 to July 2018)

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Ms Lesley Sutherland  (Audit Committee)

(August 2014 to July 2018)

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Six Senate Assessors

Professor Lindsay Farmer (Human Resources Committee)

(October 2015 to July 2019)

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Dr Carl Goodyear (Finance Committee)

(October 2014 to July 2018)

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Professor Nicholas Hill (Human Resources Committee)

(January 2016 to July 2019)

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Professor Karen Lury (Estates Committee)

(August 2013 to July 2017)

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‌‌Dr Duncan Ross (Finance Committee) (Nominations Committee)

(August 2013 to July 2017)

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Professor Paul Younger (Estates Committee)

(November 2014 to July 2018)

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Two Employee Representatives

 Mr Dave Anderson

(January 2014 to January 2018)

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Ms Margaret Anne McParland

(August 2012 to July 2018)

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President of Students’ Representative Council

Mr Liam King (Estates Committee) (Finance Committee) (Nominations Committee)

(July 2015 to June 2016)

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Assessor of Students’ Representative Council

Ms Morag Deans

(November 2015 to October 2016)

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Seven Co-opted members

Mr Graeme Bissett (Finance Committee)

(January 2014 to December 2017)

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Mr Kenneth Brown (Finance Committee) (Remuneration Committee)

(January 2010 to December 2017)

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Ms Heather Cousins (Audit Committee) (Nominations Committee)

(April 2014 to March 2018)

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Mr Ronnie Mercer

(October 2015 to October 2019)

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Ms June Milligan

(October 2015 to October 2019)

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Mr David Milloy (Estates Committee)

(January 2014 to December 2017)

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Ms Margaret Morton (Estates Committee) (Finance Committee)

(January 2010 to December 2017)

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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 (Academic & Educational Innovation)

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 (Research)

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.

Jon Cooper

Vice-Principal (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, Modedx; SAWdx 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.

Roibeard Ó MaolalaighRoibeard Ó Maolalaigh

Vice-Principal and Head of College of Arts

Prof Ó Maolalaigh was born and educated in Dublin and gained his BA Hons Degree in Irish and Mathematics at University College Dublin and undertook a postgraduate Masters degree in the Gaelic languages and literatures of Ireland and Scotland. He completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh in Gaelic historical phonology before accepting a lectureship in 1993.

In 2001 he was made Assistant Professor at the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and, in January 2005, was appointed to a personal chair in Gaelic at the University of Glasgow and was Head of the Department of Gaelic Studies between 2007 and 2011.

In April 2010 he was made the inaugural established Chair of Gaelic at the University of Glasgow and he most recently held the position of Head of Sgoil nan Daonnachdan / School of Humanities.

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.

Professor Muffy Calder

Muffy Calder

Vice-Principal and Head of College of Science & Engineering

Muffy Calder is Vice-Principal and Head of College of Science and Engineering. She is also Professor of Formal Methods and her research is in modelling and reasoning about the behaviour of complex software and biochemical systems using computer science, mathematics and automated reasoning techniques. She currently holds a Royal Society Wolfson Research merit award and was a Royal Society Leverhulme Research Senior Fellow.  In the distant past has been a research fellow at BT Laboratories and at DEC Research Labs in California; she  has  collaborated with a number of companies, most recently with NATS (air traffic services).

Previously,  for three years she was on secondment to Scottish Government as Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland.  Before that she was  Dean for Research in the College of Science and Engineering and she has held various positions including  Head of Department, chair of UKCRC (UK Computing Research Committee), Senate Assessor on University of Glasgow Court, member of EPSRC TOP (Technical Opportunities Panel) and co-chair of the Scottish Science Advisory Council.  She is past  external examiner for the MSc. at University of Manchester for undergraduate degrees at the universities of Warwick, St. Andrews, Edinburgh, and NUI Cork. She has a PhD in Computational Science from the University of St. Andrews and a BSc in Computing Science from the University of Stirling. Over the years she has supervised 13 PhD students and 9 postdoctoral research assistants. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the British Computer Society and was awarded the OBE in 2011.

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.