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University Calendar

Senate Membership

Ex officio Members

The Vice-Chancellor and Warden

Professor Stuart Corbridge

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor

(to be appointed)

The five Pro-Vice-Chancellors

Professor Timothy Clark, Professor David Cowling, Professor Patrick Hussey, Professor Tom Ward, Professor Claire Warwick

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Warden of Colleges

Professor Graham Towl

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: 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 Jan Clarke

St Chad's College

Principal: Dr Margaret Masson

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: Professor Adrian Simpson

Heads of Departments (Chair of Boards of Studies)


Professor Helen Ball (Dr Steve Lyon wef 1.8.16)

Applied Social Sciences

Professor Linda McKie


Professor Chris Gerrard (Dr Robin Skeates wef 1.8.16)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Professor Keith Lindsey


Professor Robert Dixon (Professor Susan Hart wef 1.7.16)


Professor Mark R Wilson

Classics & Ancient History

Dr Peter Heslin

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 Jo Fox wef 1.9.16)


Professor Roger Masterman

Mathematical Sciences

Professor Anne Taormina

School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health

Dr Simon Forrest

Modern Languages and Cultures

Professor Janet Stewart


Professor Julian Horton


Dr Sophie Gibb


Professor Simon Morris


Professor Madeline Eacott

Theology and Religion

Professor Lewis Ayres

The Librarian:

Mr Jon Purcell

The Director of University Information Technology:

Mr Paul Featherstone (Interim Chief Information Officer)

Appointed Members

The President of Durham Students' Union:

Miss Millie Tanner (Miss Alice Dee AY 2016/17)

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

Mr Thomas Jones (PG) and Mr Ben Frost (UG)

Members appointed by the Academic Electoral Assembly:

Professor Catherine Alexander (2016) (13)

Professor Louise Amoore (2016) (13)

Professor Gillian Bentley (2017) (14)

Dr Mariann Hardey (2016) (13)

Dr Gleider Hernandez (2017) (14)

Dr Andrew Gallant (2018) (15)

Professor John Girkin (2018) (15)

Dr Alan Kenwright (2017) (14)

Dr Sarah Price (2018) (15)

Dr Thomas Renstrom (2017) (08)

Professor Kay Schiller (2018) (15)

Dr Helen Stain (2017) (13)

Dr Peter Swift (2016) (13)

Dr Marek Szablewski (2017) (04)

Ms Laura Todd (2018) (11)

Dr Jonathan Tummons (2016) (15)

Professor 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

Dr 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: University Secretary