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University Calendar

Senate Membership

Ex officio Members

The Vice-Chancellor and Warden

Professor Ray Hudson (Acting)

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor

(currently vacant)

The five Pro-Vice-Chancellors

Professor Timothy Clark, Professor David Cowling (Interim), Professor Partick Hussey (Interim), Professor Tom Ward, Professor Claire Warwick

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Warden of Colleges

Professor Graham Towl

The Dean of the Graduate School


Heads of College

University College

Master: Professor David Held

Hatfield College

Master: Professor Tim Burt

St Mary's College

Principal: Professor Simon Hackett

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 Martyn Evans

Collingwood College

Principal: Professor Joe Elliott

College of St Hild and St Bede

Principal: Professor Adrian Darnell (Acting)

St Chad's College

Principal: tbc

St John's College

Principal: The Rev Dr David Wilkinson

St Cuthbert's Society

Principal: Professor Elizabeth Archibald

Ustinov College

Principal: Professor Glenn McGregor

George Stephenson College

Principal: Professor John Ashworth

John Snow College

Principal: Professor Carolyn Summerbell

Josephine Butler College

Principal: Mr Adrian Simpson

Heads of Departments (Chair of Boards of Studies)


Professor Helen Ball

Applied Social Sciences

Professor Linda McKie


Professor Chris Gerrard

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Professor Keith Lindsey


Professor Robert Dixon


Professor Mark R Wilson

Classics & Ancient History

Professor Johannes Haubold

Earth Sciences

Professor Colin Macpherson


Professor Carl Bagley

Engineering and Computing Sciences

Professor Jon Trevelyan

English Studies

Professor Simon James


Professor Michael Crang

Government and International Affairs

Professor Emma Murphy


Professor Steven Taylor


Professor Roger Masterman

Mathematical Sciences

Professor Anne Taormina

School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health

Dr Simon Forrest

Modern Languages and Cultures

Professor John Barclay


Professor Julian Horton


Professor Robin Hendry


Professor Simon Morris


Professor Madeline Eacott

Theology and Religion

Professor Alec Ryrie

The Librarian:

Mr Jon Purcell

The Director of University Information Technology:

Dr Carolyn Brown (Chief Information Officer)

Appointed Members

The President of Durham Students' Union:

Mr Daniel Slavin

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

Miss Leigh Spanner (UG), Mr Thomas Jones (PG)

Members appointed by the Academic Electoral Assembly:

Professor Catherine Alexander (2016) (13)

Professor Louise Amoore (2016) (13)

Professor Gillian Bentley (2017) (14)

Professor Michael Bohlander (2016) (13)

Dr Mariann Hardey (2016) (13)

Dr Gleider Hernandez (2017) (14)

Dr Jeremy Kendal (2015) (12)

Dr Alan Kenwright (2017) (14)

Dr Sam Nolan (2015) (12)

Dr Thomas Renstrom (2017) (08)

Mrs Sharon Richardson (2015) (04)

Dr Marina Sawdon (2015) (12)

Dr Helen Stain (2017) (13)

Dr Peter Swift (2016) (13)

Dr Marek Szablewski (2017) (04)

Ms Laura Todd (2015) (11)

Dr Dagou Zeze (2016) (10)

No more than six co-opted members:

The Director of the English Language Centre

Professor Mike Davenport (2016)(10)

The Director of the Foundation Centre

Mrs Catherine Marshall (2016)(08)

Executive Director of the Institute of Advanced Study

Professor Veronica Strang (2016)(12)

Dean of Knowledge Exchange

Professor Jon Gluyas (2016)(14)

Dean and Deputy to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Professor Colin Bain (2016)

Dean for Internationalisation

Professor Daniel Donoghue (2016)

Secretary: Acting University Secretary, Kate Deeming