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Durham University

About Durham University

Professor Antony Long, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost


The Deputy Vice-Chancellor is responsible for supporting the Vice-Chancellor in delivering the University’s Academic Strategy, including a step change in the University’s performance in the areas of equity and inclusion. As Provost, he has particular responsibility for work around the Faculty and is responsible for the University’s Strategic Planning Office.

Professional background and expertise

Antony took up his role as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost at Durham University in November 2016, having previously served in a number of senior leadership positions at Durham.

He chaired the University’s Accommodation and Estates Programme Board and the Queen’s Campus Transition Group and has twice served as Head of the Department of Geography.

Antony has also served as an academic member of University Council and member of the University Finance and General Purposes Committee, during which time he was a member of the University Council and Senate Governance Review Board. He has also served as Chair of the College of St Hild and St Bede Council.

Antony’s research expertise is in past and future sea-level change, a topic on which he has published extensively.

He has served as Editor of the Quaternary Science Reviews and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Quaternary Science.

Education and qualifications

Antony holds an undergraduate degree and a PhD in Geography from Durham University.

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