Who's who

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

Ronnie Mercer

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 Ronnie Mercer.


Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary

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David Duncan

David Duncan is the University’s Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary. Prior to this, David was Registrar and Secretary at the University of York, a post he held for 8 years. Before then he was Secretary of the University of Dundee from 2001-8.

David is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen and holds a Masters degree and a PhD in history from Queen’s University, Canada.


Clerk of Senate

Professor Jill Morrison

Professor Jill Morrison

Jill Morrison was appointed Clerk of Senate and Vice Principal on 1stof August 2018. She is Professor of General Practice and was a GP in Bathgate for 31 years before stepping down from this role to concentrate on her Clerk of Senate duties. She is also an Associate in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing and continues to be active in research in a number of areas of general practice and primary care.

Prior to taking up the Clerk of Senate role, she was Dean for Learning and Teaching in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences for eight years. She co-leads a module of the online MSc in Primary Care on Long Term Conditions, having previously led the Long Term Conditions Action Team for the National Framework Advisory Group for the Scottish Government. She has chaired the West of Scotland Additional Cost of Teaching Group since 2007.

She graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MBChB and an MSc and PhD in General Practice. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Academy of Medical Educators, the Higher Education Academy  and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. She was awarded the President’s Medal of the Academy of Medical Educators in 2010 and received an Honorary Doctorate in 2013 from the University of Orebro in Sweden for helping to set up a new Medical School.


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 BarrChristine Barr is the Executive Director of Human Resources at the University of Glasgow. Christine is a solution focused leader with a track record of delivery at corporate and strategic levels both within the public and private sectors. She has successfully led significant performance related reward, people development and organisational change programmes that facilitate the achievement of business goals. 

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development with an MSc in Human Resources Management, Christine spent her early career in a series of HR professional roles in the retail, manufacturing and water industries. 

Following a period in the further education sector, Christine originally joined the University of Glasgow as an HR business partner following which she led a number of major strategic HR leadership projects becoming Deputy Director of the service in 2010, prior to taking up her current role in December 2013. 

Christine has led the development and implementation of the University’s People Strategy in the achievement of major HR strategic initiatives aligned with the ambitious strategic plans of the institution. She is an active participant in the UHR, Russell Group and Universitas 21 networks.


Equality Champions

The University’s overall Equality Champion is the Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli.

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Six other Equality Champions, all drawn from senior management, have specific responsibilities for the following protected characteristics.  

In 2013 the University also created the role of Refugee Champion and in 2017 created the role of Mental Health Champion.

All Champions promote and raise awareness around equality issues and provide feedback to the Equality and Diversity Strategy Committee.

Their role includes:

  • Assisting with the progression of equality objectives as outlined in the Equality and Diversity Strategy.
  • Advocating on equality and diversity matters.
  • Working with relevant staff and student equality networks. 

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 Dame Anna Dominiczak is Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow as well as an honorary consultant physician and a non-executive member of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board. In 2016, she was awarded a DBE for services to cardiovascular and medical science.

Professor Dominiczak 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 directorship of the Cardiovascular Research Centre between 2000 and 2010. Her major research interests are in hypertension, cardiovascular genomics and precision medicine, where she not only publishes extensively in top peer-reviewed journals (over 400 publications), but also excels in large scale research funding for programmes and infrastructure (with a total value in excess of £100M over the last seven years). She leads a collaboration of four universities, four academic NHS Health Boards across Scotland and two major industry partners in a public/private partnership focused on precision medicine, with a value in excess of £20M.

She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the American Heart Association, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the European Society of Cardiology and the Society of Biology. She is a member of the British Medical Association, the British Hypertension Society, the European Society of Hypertension, the International Society of Hypertension, the British Endocrine Society, the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland, the American Physiological Society, the British Atherosclerosis Society, the British Cardiovascular Society and the European Atherosclerosis Society. From 2013 to 2015, Professor Dominiczak was President of the European Society of Hypertension.

Professor Dominiczak has served extensively on national and international research committees and advisory boards, including those of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Wellcome Trust. She is Chair of the Medical Research Council’s Translational Research Group, a member of the Medical Research Council’s Strategy Board, a member of the Medical Schools Council Executive and Chair of the Equality and Diversity Working Group of the Medical, Dental and Veterinary Schools Councils. She is also a Trustee of the British Heart Foundation.

She has been invited to give over 100 international plenary lectures, including the Presidential Award and Lecture of the Canadian Hypertension Society, the Arthur Corcoran Award and Lecture of the American Heart Association, the R.D. Wright Award and Lecture of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia, the Bjorn Folkow Award and Lecture of the European Society of Hypertension, the Sackler Fellowship and Lecture, the William Harvey Outstanding Contribution to Science Award and Lecture, the Robert Tigerstedt Award and Lecture, and, in 2017, the Pickering Lecture of the British Hypertension Society.

In addition to membership of several editorial boards, since 2012, Professor Dominiczak has been Editor-in-Chief of Hypertension, journal of the American Heart Association and the world’s top journal in her area of research.

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.

Sara Carter

Sara Carter

Vice-Principal and Head of College of Social Sciences

Professor Carter also holds several external appointments. She is a member of the Council of Economic Advisers to the First Minister of Scotland; the Enterprise & Skills Strategic Board; the Scottish Framework and Action Plan for Women in Enterprise Action Group; and Non-Executive Director of Women’s Enterprise Scotland. Previously, she was a member of the Leverhulme Trust Research Awards Advisory Committee and also served on the UK Government’s Women’s Enterprise Task Force. She was awarded an OBE for services to women entrepreneurs in 2008.

Professor Carter was Editor and Senior Editor of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice from 2006-2012. She currently serves on the editorial board of leading academic journals, including the Journal of Business Venturing.

Her research examines the effects of business ownership on the individual, the economic wellbeing of entrepreneurial households, and the consequences of structural inequalities on resource access, particularly finance, on the SME sector.


Principal and Vice Chancellor

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Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli FRSE AcSS

Sir Anton is Principal and Vice-Chancellor, 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. Prior to 2007 he held various roles at the University of Glasgow including Vice-Principal - Strategy, Budgeting and Advancement (2004-07); Daniel Jack Professor of Political Economy (1994-2007); and Professor and Lecturer, Department of Economics (1984-94).

Sir Anton chairs the Scottish Government’s Standing Council on Europe, a non-political group which provides expert advice to Scottish ministers on protecting Scotland’s relationship with the EU. He is a member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisers. From September 2017 he has assumed the role of Chair of the Russell Group of Universities.

He is a member of the Board of the Scottish Funding Council which provides funding and oversight of Scotland’s Colleges and Universities. He is a Director of USS (Universities Superannuation Scheme), Chair of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Europe, a member of the Board of Glasgow Life, and Chair of the Commission on Economic Growth for the Glasgow City Region.


Rector

Aamer Anwar

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 19 April 2017, Aamer Anwar was inaugurated as Rector of the University. 


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 cvProfessor 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.

 senate assessor aug 17 Dr Simon Kennedy

Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences

I was elected as a Senate Assessor to Court in 2017. I have been a member of Senate since 2011 and on Council of Senate since 2014. I also served a term on the Senate Business Committee. From 2014 I was a Senate Assessor for Student conduct and since January 2016 I have been the Senior Senate Assessor for Student Conduct. I am a member of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences and since 2017 I have been based within the School of Life Sciences where I coordinate several course and act as Level 4 coordinator for the Pharmacology Degree. I act as external examiner for Queen's University, Belfast. I originally trained as a pharmacist and completed my PhD in 1998 at Strathclyde University. After research posts in Paris and Strathclyde University, I was appointed to my current post at Glasgow in 2006. My research interests lie in cardiovascular pharmacology with a focus on vascular pathophysiology. I have published around 60 peer-reviewed publications in this area. I am a member of the British Pharmacological Society and a member of their Meetings Committee. I have editorial appointments on several high profile journal in my research area.

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. 

 

Professor Kirsteen McCue‌‌Professor Kirsteen McCue

Scottish Literature

Kirsteen was elected as a Senate Assessor on Court in the summer of 2017 and has been a member of Senate since 2011. She is a graduate of the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford gaining her M.A. from Glasgow in 1989 (winning the University's Herkless Prize for top woman arts graduate) and her D.Phil from Oxford in 1993 (where she held the prestigious Snell Exhibition at Balliol College). She worked as a post-doctoral fellow in Scottish and Celtic Studies at the University of Stirling, before taking up the role of General Manager of the Scottish Music Information Centre (now the Scottish Music Centre) in 1994. From 1997 she worked as a freelance writer/programme commissioner and broadcaster for the BBC and Edinburgh International Festival. Since 2002 she has been on the staff at the University of Glasgow teaching and researching in the area of Scottish Literature. She is Co-Director of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, and has served in a variety of roles in the School of Critical Studies and College of Arts. Her own research is focussed on Scottish song culture and she is currently working on the new Oxford edition of the Works of Robert Burns as part of the team for the AHRC 'Editing Robert Burns for the 21st century' project (http://burnsc21.glasgow.ac.uk/). She is a keen singer, often illustrating her work. She is currently on the Board of the award winning Dunedin Consort, and has, in the past, served on the boards of Enterprise Music Scotland and the Keynote Trust in Ayrshire.

 

Dr Bethan WoodDr Bethan Wood

Interdisciplinary Studies


I was elected as a Senate Assessor on Court in 2017. I have been a member of Senate since 2012 and a member of the Council of Senate since 2014. I am on the University’s Working Group Recognising Excellence in Teaching, and was on the Self-Assessment Team when the University was applying for its institutional Bronze Award through Athena Swan. I joined the University at its Dumfries Campus in 2003 and am now a Senior Lecturer (Learning, Teaching and Scholarship) and Chief Adviser of Studies at the School (which is part of the College of Social Sciences). I created the BSc Environmental Science and Sustainability degree for the School which I led from 2010-2016 and from 2013-2017 I was External Examiner for the environmental degrees at the University of Newcastle. My undergraduate degree is in Zoology (Cardiff), and I have a MSc in Ecology (Cardiff) and a PhD in Agriculture (Glasgow). Before joining the University, I was a secondary science teacher in a local all-through school. I am a Chartered Biologist, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

 

 

 

 


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:

  • Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli: Principal
  • Professor Neal Juster: Senior Vice-Principal & Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Bonnie Dean: Vice-Principal (Corporate Engagement & Innovation)
  • Professor Frank Coton: Vice-Principal (Academic Planning & Technological Innovation)
  • Professor Miles Padgett: Vice-Principal (Research and Enterprise)
  • Professor Moira Fischbacher-Smith: Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching)
  • Professor Jill Morrison: Clerk of Senate and Vice-Principal
  • Rachel Sandison: Vice-Principal External Relations
  • Professor Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh: Vice-Principal & Head of College of Arts
  • Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak: Vice-Principal & Head of College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
  • Professor Sara Carter: Vice-Principal & Head of College of Social Sciences
  • Professor Muffy Calder: Vice-Principal & Head of College of Science and Engineering
  • Christine Barr: Executive Director of Human Resources
  • Dr David Duncan: Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary
  • Robert Fraser: Director of Finance
  • Alec Scrimgeour, Head of Principal’s Office (Clerk to SMG)

University Court

‌‌‌Members of the University Court 2019/20

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

 

PositionNameRegister of interests
Rector

Mr Aamer Anwar

(April 2017 - March 2020)

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Principal and Vice Chancellor

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli

(Estates Committee, Finance Committee, Human Resources Committee, Nominations Committee, Remuneration Committee)

(October 2009 to September 2024)

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Chancellor's Assessor

Mr Ronnie Mercer

(January 2018 - October 2019)

(Estates Committee, Nominations Committee, Remuneration Committee)

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Assessor of the City of Glasgow Council

Cllr Susan Aitken

 (June 2017 to May 2020)

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Two General Council Assessors

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

Dr Morag Macdonald Simpson (Human Resources Committee) (Student Experience Committee)

(August 2014 to July 2022)

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Ms Lesley Sutherland (Audit & Risk Committee) (Nominations Committee)(Equality and Diversity Strategy Committee)

(August 2014 to July 2022)

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Five Elected Academic Staff Members (Senate Assessors)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Elected Professional Services (Support) Staff Member

   

Professor Carl Goodyear (Human Resources Committee) (Nominations Committee)

(October 2014 to July 2022)

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Professor Nicholas Hill (Finance Committee)

(January 2016 to July 2023)

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Dr Simon Kennedy (Finance Committee)

(August 2017 - July 2021)

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Professor Kirsteen McCue (Human Resources Committee)

(August 2017 - July 2021)

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Dr Bethan Wood (Estates Committee)

(September 2017 - July 2021)

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Mr Christopher Kennedy (August 2019 to July 2023)

 

Two Trade Union Nominees

Dr Craig Daly (August 2019 to July 2023)

 

Ms Margaret Anne McParland (August 2019 to July 2020)

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President of Students’ Representative Council

Mr Scott Kirby  (Estates Committee) (Finance Committee) (Nominations Committee) (Remuneration Committee)

(July 2018 to June 2019)

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Assessor of Students’ Representative Council

Mr Elliot Napier

(November 2017 to October 2019)

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Nine Co-opted members

Mr Graeme Bissett (Finance Committee)

(January 2014 to December 2021)

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Ms Heather Cousins (Audit & Risk Committee) (Nominations Committee)

(April 2014 to March 2022)

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Mr David Finlayson   (Student Experience Committee)‌

(October 2017 to October 2021)

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Dr June Milligan   (Human Resources Committee) (Remuneration Committee)

(October 2015 to October 2019)

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Mr David Milloy (Estates Committee)

(January 2014 to December 2021)

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Ms Elspeth Orcharton (Finance Committee)‌

(October 2016 to September 2020)

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Ms Elizabeth Passey (Convener of Court) (Finance Committee) (Nominations Committee) (Remuneration Committee) 

(August 2016 to July 2024)

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Mr Gavin Stewart (Finance Committee)

(April 2017 to March 2021)

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Dr Ken Sutherland (Information Planning & Strategy Committee)

(January 2018 - December 2021)

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Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary Dr David Duncan  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. He was reappointed for a further three years in April 2019. 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 Planning & Technological Innovation)

Frank Coton is also Professor of Low Speed Aerodynamics.  He leads on University-level resource planning and, together with the Executive Director of Human Resources, leads the introduction of processes and policies associated with academic career development and the academic aspects of organisational development.  He also has responsibility for oversight and leadership of the development, implementation and governance of the University strategy in relation to IT and digital technologies. 

Between 2010 and early 2019, Frank had responsibility for the development of educational policy and strategy and all teaching quality processes across the University.  Prior to this, until December 2009, he was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.  During his time at Glasgow he has led a number of major infrastructure projects including installation of the Combined Heat and Power system, the Telephony system and the development of the James McCune-Smith Learning Hub. 

A former Chair of the UK Russell Group Committee of Pro-Vice Chancellors for Learning and Teaching, Frank’s academic background is in Aerospace Engineering and, in particular, aerodynamics. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a former Chair of the AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Committee.  He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

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Bonnie Dean

Vice-Principal (Corporate Engagement & Innovation)

Bonnie developed the first phase of the Bristol & Bath Science Park which opened in 2011 and which provides a supportive eco-system for knowledge exchange between entrepreneurs, academia and other stakeholders. She worked for several decades in the advanced engineering sector for US research-led multinationals and had responsibility in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India and Asia. She is a Council Member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Deputy Chair of Catalyst, Inc, the Northern Ireland science park and is on the advisory boards of the Engine Shed and the Faculty of Business and Law at University of the West of England in Bristol. She is Chair of the EEF’s Economic Policy Committee and Chair of Brandon Trust, a charity which cares for the learning disabled.

Rachel SandisonRachel Sandison

Vice-Principal (External Relations)

Rachel Sandison is the Vice-Principal for External Relations where she has responsibility for leading the University’s strategy for external engagement and an integrated Directorate covering Marketing; Student Recruitment; Admissions; Internationalisation; Widening Access and Development & Alumni Relations. Rachel has responsibility for international partnership development and is the University's Universitas 21 network Senior Leader and the institutional lead for our European network, The Guild, thereby supporting the activity of a global group of research-intensive universities.

Rachel is a Chartered Marketer and is currently the Chair of the CASE Europe Marketing Institute whilst also contributing to several sector advisory boards both at home and overseas.

Professor Miles Padgett

Miles Padgett

Vice-Principal (Research)

In consultation with the Colleges, Professor Miles Padgett has responsibility for developing strategies and scoping associated initiatives that aim to maximise the quality of our research and our institutional return to the Research Excellence Framework. In this he is supported by key services, principally Research & Innovation, Information Services, and Planning and Business Intelligence.

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 Jill Morrison

Professor Jill Morrison

Clerk of Senate and Vice Principal

Jill Morrison was appointed Clerk of Senate and Vice Principal on 1stof August 2018. She is Professor of General Practice and was a GP in Bathgate for 31 years before stepping down from this role to concentrate on her Clerk of Senate duties. She is also an Associate in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing and continues to be active in research in a number of areas of general practice and primary care.

Prior to taking up the Clerk of Senate role, she was Dean for Learning and Teaching in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences for eight years. She co-leads a module of the online MSc in Primary Care on Long Term Conditions, having previously led the Long Term Conditions Action Team for the National Framework Advisory Group for the Scottish Government. She has chaired the West of Scotland Additional Cost of Teaching Group since 2007.

She graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MBChB and an MSc and PhD in General Practice. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Academy of Medical Educators, the Higher Education Academy  and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. She was awarded the President’s Medal of the Academy of Medical Educators in 2010 and received an Honorary Doctorate in 2013 from the University of Orebro in Sweden for helping to set up a new Medical School.

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 Dame Anna Dominiczak is Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow as well as an honorary consultant physician and a non-executive member of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board. In 2016, she was awarded a DBE for services to cardiovascular and medical science.

Professor Dominiczak 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 directorship of the Cardiovascular Research Centre between 2000 and 2010. Her major research interests are in hypertension, cardiovascular genomics and precision medicine, where she not only publishes extensively in top peer-reviewed journals (over 400 publications), but also excels in large scale research funding for programmes and infrastructure (with a total value in excess of £100M over the last seven years). She leads a collaboration of four universities, four academic NHS Health Boards across Scotland and two major industry partners in a public/private partnership focused on precision medicine, with a value in excess of £20M.

She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the American Heart Association, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the European Society of Cardiology and the Society of Biology. She is a member of the British Medical Association, the British Hypertension Society, the European Society of Hypertension, the International Society of Hypertension, the British Endocrine Society, the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland, the American Physiological Society, the British Atherosclerosis Society, the British Cardiovascular Society and the European Atherosclerosis Society. From 2013 to 2015, Professor Dominiczak was President of the European Society of Hypertension.

Professor Dominiczak has served extensively on national and international research committees and advisory boards, including those of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Wellcome Trust. She is Chair of the Medical Research Council’s Translational Research Group, a member of the Medical Research Council’s Strategy Board, a member of the Medical Schools Council Executive and Chair of the Equality and Diversity Working Group of the Medical, Dental and Veterinary Schools Councils. She is also a Trustee of the British Heart Foundation.

She has been invited to give over 100 international plenary lectures, including the Presidential Award and Lecture of the Canadian Hypertension Society, the Arthur Corcoran Award and Lecture of the American Heart Association, the R.D. Wright Award and Lecture of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia, the Bjorn Folkow Award and Lecture of the European Society of Hypertension, the Sackler Fellowship and Lecture, the William Harvey Outstanding Contribution to Science Award and Lecture, the Robert Tigerstedt Award and Lecture, and, in 2017, the Pickering Lecture of the British Hypertension Society.

In addition to membership of several editorial boards, since 2012, Professor Dominiczak has been Editor-in-Chief of Hypertension, journal of the American Heart Association and the world’s top journal in her area of research.

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.

Sara Carter

Sara Carter

Vice-Principal and Head of College of Social Sciences

Professor Carter also holds several external appointments. She is a member of the Council of Economic Advisers to the First Minister of Scotland; the Enterprise & Skills Strategic Board; the Scottish Framework and Action Plan for Women in Enterprise Action Group; and Non-Executive Director of Women’s Enterprise Scotland. Previously, she was a member of the Leverhulme Trust Research Awards Advisory Committee and also served on the UK Government’s Women’s Enterprise Task Force. She was awarded an OBE for services to women entrepreneurs in 2008.

Professor Carter was Editor and Senior Editor of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice from 2006-2012. She currently serves on the editorial board of leading academic journals, including the Journal of Business Venturing.

Her research examines the effects of business ownership on the individual, the economic wellbeing of entrepreneurial households, and the consequences of structural inequalities on resource access, particularly finance, on the SME sector.

Moira Fischbacher-Smith

Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching)

Professor Moira Fischbacher-Smith is responsible for strategy and policy development for learning and teaching, oversees quality enhancement, admissions policy and widening participation, and leads on collaborations with the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), Further Education Colleges and Glasgow International College.  She is a member of the Project Board that is developing a new Learning and Teaching Hub on the University's main campus and oversees refurbishment of central teaching spaces on campus.