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Durham University

University Calendar

Senate Membership

Ex officio Members

The Vice-Chancellor and Warden

Professor Stuart Corbridge

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost

Professor Antony Long

The Vice-Provost (Education)

Professor Alan Houston

The Vice-Provost (Research)

Professor Colin Bain

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Colleges & Student Experience)

Jeremy Cook (OBE)

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global)

Professor Claire O'Malley

The Executive Deans of the Faculty:

  • Arts & Humanities
Professor Janet Stewart
  • Business
Professor Professor Susan Hart
  • Science
Professor Jacqui Ramagge
  • Social Sciences & Health
Professor Charlotte Clarke

The Dean of the Graduate School (Portfolio held by the Dean and Deputy to the Vice-Provost (Education))

Dr Tony Fawcett

Heads of College

University College

Master: Professor Graham Towl (Dr Wendy Powers wef 1.6.2020)

Hatfield College

Master: Professor Ann MacLarnon

St Mary's College

Principal: Professor Maggi Dawn

St Aidan's College

Principal: Dr Susan Frenk

Grey College

Master: Professor Tom Allen

Van Mildert College

Principal: Professor David Harper

Trevelyan College

Principal: Professor Adekunle Adeyeye

Collingwood College

Principal: Professor Joe Elliott

College of St Hild and St Bede

Principal: Professor Simon Forrest

St Chad's College

Principal: Dr Margaret Masson

St John's College

Principal: The Rev Professor David Wilkinson

St Cuthbert's Society

Principal: Professor Elizabeth Archibald

Ustinov College

Principal: Sarah Prescott (Acting) (Glenn McGregor research leave 2019/20)

George Stephenson College

Principal: Rob Lynes

John Snow College

Principal: Professor Carolyn Summerbell

Josephine Butler College

Principal: Professor Adrian Simpson

South College

Principal: Professor Tim Luckhurst

Heads of Departments (Chair of Boards of Studies)


Professor Laurence Ferry


Professor Kate Hampshire (Share HOD responsibilities with Professor Russell Hill who will be an attendee)

Applied Social Sciences

Professor Catherine Donovan


Professor Sarah Semple


Professor Keith Lindsey


Professor Karl S Coleman

Classics & Ancient History

Professor Jennifer Ingleheart

Computer Science

Professor Gordon D Love

Earth Sciences

Professor Andrew Aplin

Economics and Finance

Professor Nejat Anbarci


Professor Lynn Newton


Professor Simon Hogg

English Studies

Professor Alastair Renfrew


Professor Michael Bentley

Government and International Affairs

Professor Ilan Baron


Professor Sarah Davies


Professor Thom Brooks

Management and Marketing

Professor Christos Tsinopoulos

Mathematical Sciences

Professor John Parker

Modern Languages and Cultures

Professor Jonathan Long


Professor Tuomas Eerola


Professor Stephen Mumford


Professor Nigel Glover


Professor Richard J Crisp

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Professor Martin Roderick

Theology and Religion

Professor Chris Insole

The Librarian:

Liz Waller

The Director of University Information Technology:

John Hemingway (Chief Information Officer)

Appointed Members

The President of Durham Students' Union:

Kate McIntosh

Two further student representatives: (one of whom shall be a current Postgraduate student, appointed by the Durham Students' Union)

David Evans (PG), Sam Johnson-Audini (UG)

Members appointed by the Academic Electoral Assembly:

Dr Roberta Aguzzoli (2021) (18)

Dr Elizabeth Bromley (2021) (18)

Dr Duncan Connors (2021) (18)

Professor Matthew Eddy (2020)(19)

Dr Jens Funke (2020)(16)

Dr Alton Horsfall (2022) (19)

Dr Hannah King (2021) (18)

Dr Kristin (Fire) Kovarovic (2020) (17)

Dr Dan Lawrence (2022) (19)

Philippa Matthews (2022) (19)

Professor Janet Montgomery (2022) (19)

Dr Boguslaw Obara (2020) (17)
Professor Colm O’Cofaigh (2022) (19)

Dr Thomas Renstrom (2020) (08)

Dr Steve Robertson(2022) (19)

Dr Jacquie Robson (2021) (18)

Professor Kay Schiller (2021) (15)

Dr Marek Szablewski (2020) (04)

Professor Jun Jie Wu (2022) (19)

No more than six co-opted members:

EDI Lead (Deputy Provost)

Professor Simon Hackett (2020)(17)

Chair of Colleges

Director of Durham Energy Institute

Professor Jon Gluyas (2020)(18)

Director of Institute of Medical Humanities

Professor Jane Macnaughton (2020) (18)

Director of Institute of Hazard, Resilience and Risk

Professor Louise Bracken (2020)(18)

Director of the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Professor Stephen Taylor (2020)(16)

Secretary: University Secretary: Jennifer Sewel