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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 Pro-Vice-Chancellors

Professor David Cowling (until Summer 2019), Professor Martyn Evans, Professor Alan Houston, Professor Patrick Hussey (until Summer 2019), Professor Christine Merrell (Interim 1 March until August 2019), Professor Claire O'Malley, Professor Claire Warwick (until 31 July 2019 - Professor Colin Bain wef 1 August 2019)

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

Dr Tony Fawcett

Heads of College

University College

Master: Dr Richard Lawrie (Acting)

Hatfield College

Master: Professor Ann MacLarnon

St Mary's College

Principal: Mrs Catherine Paine (Acting until September 2019)

St Aidan's College

Principal: Dr Susan Frenk

Grey College

Master: Professor Tom Allen (currently Acting Chair of Colleges also)

Van Mildert College

Principal: Professor David Harper

Trevelyan College

Principal: Dr Ian Latham (Associate/Acting) (Professor Martyn Evans currently Chair of Colleges/ PVC (C&SE))

Collingwood College

Principal: Professor Joe Elliott

College of St Hild and St Bede

Principal: Professor Jan Clarke

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: Professor Glenn McGregor

George Stephenson College

Principal: Professor John Ashworth

John Snow College

Principal: Professor Carolyn Summerbell

Josephine Butler College

Principal: Professor Adrian Simpson

Heads of Departments (Chair of Boards of Studies)


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

Applied Social Sciences

Professor Nicole Westmarland (Interim)


Professor Robin Skeates


Professor Keith Lindsey


Professor Susan Hart


Professor Karl S Coleman

Classics & Ancient History

Professor Jennifer Ingleheart

Computer Science

Professor Gordon D Love

Earth Sciences

Professor Andrew Aplin


Professor Lynn Newton


Professor Simon Hogg

English Studies

Professor Alastair Renfrew


Professor Michael Bentley

Government and International Affairs

Professor John Williams


Professor Sarah Davies


Professor Thom Brooks

Mathematical Sciences

Professor John Parker

Modern Languages and Cultures

Professor Jonathan Long


Professor Tuomas Eerola


Professor Sophie Gibb


Professor Nigel Glover


Professor Richard J Crisp

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Professor Martin Roderick

Theology and Religion

Professor Chris Insole

The Librarian:

Mrs Liz Waller

The Director of University Information Technology:

Mr John Hemingway (Chief Information Officer)

Appointed Members

The President of Durham Students' Union:

Mr George Walker

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

Mr David Evans (PG), Saul Cahill (UG)

Members appointed by the Academic Electoral Assembly:

Dr Roberta Aguzzoli (2021) (18)

Professor Catherine Alexander (2019) (13)

Professor Louise Amoore (2019) (13)

Dr Claudio Balocco (2019) (16)

Dr Elizabeth Bromley (2021) (18)

Dr Duncan Connors (2021) (18)

Dr Jens Funke (2020)(16)

Dr Alan Kenwright (2020) (14)

Dr Hannah King (2021) (18)

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

Dr Boguslaw Obara (2020) (17)

Dr Thomas Renstrom (2020) (08)

Dr Jacquie Robson (2021) (18)

Professor Kay Schiller (2021) (15)
Professor Jo Setchell (2019) (16)

Dr Peter Swift (2019) (13)

Dr Marek Szablewski (2020) (04)

Dr Jill Tidmarsh (2019) (16)

No more than six co-opted members:

EDI Lead (Associate Provost)

Professor Simon Hackett (2020)(17)

Chair of Colleges

Professor Tom Allen (2020)(18) (Professor Martyn Evans currently Interim PVC (Colleges & Student Experience))

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: Ms Jennifer Sewel