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About Durham University

Professor Timothy Clark, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Social Sciences and Health)


The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Social Sciences and Health) is Head of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health, which includes Anthropology, the School of Applied Social Sciences, Archaeology, Durham University Business School, the School of Education, the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring, the Foundation Centre, Geography, the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham Law School and Sport and Exercise Sciences. He is also responsible for the University’s Computing and Information Services and Estates and Buildings departments.

Professional background and expertise

Timothy took up his role as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Social Sciences and Health) in April 2015.

He joined Durham University as Professor of Organisational Behaviour in 2002 and has served as Chair of the Board of Studies in Durham University Business School, Dean of Graduate School and Dean and Deputy to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education).

Previously he served as a Research Fellow in International Management at the Open University and a Reader in Management at King’s College London.

He is a past Chair and President of the British Academy of Management and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and the British Academy of Management.

He was made an inaugural Academic Fellow of the International Council of Management Consultancy Institutes in 2013, appointed to the Register of Auditors of the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Council as an International Reviewer in 2014, and reappointed in 2016, and has been Vice-Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Training and Skills Committee.

Timothy’s research focuses on understanding the role and nature of management consultants and management gurus in the diffusion of management knowledge.

Education and qualifications

Timothy holds an undergraduate degree in Applied Sociology from the University of Leicester and was awarded a PhD from the Business School at De Montfort University for a programme of work on the UK executive search and selection industry.

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