About us

Governance

University of Essex

Former senior staff

Chancellors of the University

The Right Honourable Lord Phillips of Sudbury, OBE BA (2003-2013)
The Right Honourable Baron Nolan of Brasted, PC, MA Oxf (1997-2002) (d.)
The Right Honourable Sir Patrick Nairne, GCB KCB CB MC, MA LLD DU (1983-1997) (d.)
The Right Honourable Lord Butler of Saffron Walden, KG CH, MA Hon DCL HonLLD DU HonLittD (1965-1982)

Vice-Chancellors of the University

Professor Colin Riordan, BA PhD (2007-2012)
Professor Sir Ivor Crewe, DU DL MA MSc DLitt AcSS (1995-2007)
Sir Albert Sloman, CBE, MA DPhil DU DLitt (1962-1987) (d.)
Professor Martin Harris, CBE, MA PhD LLD DU (1987-1992)
Professor R J Johnston, MA PhD DU (1992-1995)

Emeritus Professors

D Ades, CBE FBA (Professor of Philosophy and Art History, 1990-2014)
S Anderman, BA CUNY LLB MSc (Professor of Law, 1990-2009)
M Atkinson, BSc MSc PhD (Professor of Linguistics, 1993-2007)
Neil R Baker, BSc PhD (Professor of Biological Sciences, 1987-2011)
DJ Barber, BSc PhD FIMMM FInstP (Professor of Physics, 1978-1996)
GA Barnard, MA DSc Hon ARCS FIMA (Professor of Mathematics, 1966-1977) (d.)
E Benton, CertEd BA BPhil PhD (Professor of Sociology, 1992 - 2014)
AR Bergstrom, MCom PhD (Professor of Economics, 1970-1992) (d.)
Robert Borsley, PhD (Professor of Language and Linguistics 2017)
K Bowden BSc PhD DFC (Professor of Chemistry, 1965-2000) (d.)
TJM Boyd, BSc PhD CPhys FInstP (Professor of Physics, 1990-2001)
K Boyle, LLB Dip Crim, Barrister (Professor of School of Law, 1989-2010) (d.)
H Brogan, DU (Professor of History, 2002-2014)
RA Brooker, BSc MA ARCS (Professor of Computing Science, 1967-1988)
JG Brotherston, BA PhD (Professor of Literature, 1978-1990)
I Budge, MA PhD (Professor of Government, 1976-2008)
V Callaghan, BEng PhD MIEE MBCS CEng (Professor of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, 2005-2010)
KW Cattermole, BSc (Professor of Telecommunication Systems, 1968-1990)
R Cherry, MA PhD (Professor of Biological Sciences, 1982-2004)
Sir IM Crewe, DU DL MA MSc DLitt AcSS (Professor of Government, 1982-2007)
L Davidoff, (Professor of Sociology, 2014) (d.)
J Doran, MA (Professor of Computing Science, 1973-2001)
J Dowden, BA MA PhD (Professor of Mathematical Sciences, 1998-2008)
D Elson, BA PhD (Professor of Sociology, 2000-2011)
J Ermisch, PhD MA BS (Professor of Economics, Institute for Social and Economic Research, 1994-2011)
K Figlio, BSc PhD (Professor of Psychoanalytic Studies, 2015)
V Fraser, BA MPhil PhD (Professor of Philosophy and Art History, 2001-2014)
M Freeman, BA LLB PhD (Professor of Government, 2013-2014)
DH Fremlin, BA MA PhD (Professor of Mathematical Sciences, 2003-2011)
M Ghanbari, BSc PhD CEng FIET FIEEE (Professor of Video Networking, 1986-2011)
M Glucksmann, BA PhD (Professor of Sociology, 2015)
RJ Gray, MA PhD (Professor of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, 1990-2014)
TRG Gray, BSc PhD (Professor of Biological Sciences, 1977-2002)
M Gordon, PhD DSc FRSE FRSC (Professor of Chemistry, 1967-1984) (d.)
B Hadfield, LLB LLM PhD (Professor of Law, 1994-2011)
T Hall, BSc PhD (Professor of Biological Sciences, 1999-2007)
C Hamilton, LLB Barrister (Professor of Law, 2001-2011)
B Hamnett, BA PhD FRHistS (Professor of History, 1995-2014)
F Hampson, LLB Barrister (Professor of Law, 1997-2014)
R Hawkins, MA PhD (Professor of Language and Linguistics, 2002-2016)
M Hawksford, BSc PhD DSc CEng FIEE FAES FIOA (Professor of Electronic Systems Engineering, 1994-2011)
I Henning, BSc PhD FIET FInstP CEng CPhys (Professor of Electronic Systems Engineering, 2002-2011)
M Henson, FBCS FRSA (Professor of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, 2003-2014)
R Hinshelwood BSc MB BS FRCPsych (Professor of Psychoanalytic Studies, 2016)
R Hobbs, B.Ed MSc PhD (Professor of Sociology, 2011-2014)
AR Holt, MA DPhil (Professor of Mathematics, 1967-2004) (d.)
P Hulme, BA PhD (Professor of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, 2015)
M Iversen, BA Cum Laude MLitt PhD (Professor of Art History, 2014)
E J Kirchner, BA MA PhD (Professor of Government, 1992-2015)
E Laclau Lic PhD (Professor of Government, 1992-2008) (d.)
S Lavington, MSc PhD Ceng FBCS FIEE (Professor of Computing Science, 1986-2002)
L Lind, BSEE MSEE PhD CEng FIEE SMIEEE (Professor of Computing and Electronic Systems, 1988-2008)
A Livingstone, MA PhD (Professor of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, 1992-2009)
D Lockwood, BSc (Econ) PhD MA FBA CBE (Professor of Sociology, 1968-2001) (d.)
R Loudon, MA DPhil FRS (Professor of Physics, 1967-2007)
J Lubbock, BA MA (Professor of Art History, 1999-2012)
M O'Mahony, BSc PhD CEng MIEE SMIEEE (Professor of Electronic Systems Engineering, 1991-2007)
R Massara, BA PhD CEng FIET SMIEEE (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, 2003-2011)
DH McKay, BA MA PhD (Professor of Government, 1991-2013)
R Meddis, BA PhD (Professor of Psychology, 1993-2011)
F Millard, BA MA PhD (Professor of Government, 2011)
D B Nedwell, BSc PhD (Professor of Biological Sciences, 1992-2011)
J Norton, BSc PhD (Professor of Biological Sciences, 2000-2013)
E Palmer, LLB MA PhD (Professor of Law, 2011-2014)
G Pearson, BA (Professor of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, 1974-2010)
KJ Plummer, BSc PhD (Professor of Sociology, 1995-2006)
TJ Parker, BSc PhD CPhys FInstP (Professor of Physics, 1991-2005)
M Podro, CBE, MA PhD, FBA (Professor of Art History and Theory, 1969-1997) (d.)
A Radford, BA PhD (Professor of Language and Linguistics 2014)
V Randall, BA MSc PhD (Professor of Government, 2000-2011)
J Richmond, BA MSc (Professor of Economics, 1985-2006)
B Ridley, BSc PhD FRS (Professor of Physics, 1984-2007)
D Roberson, PhD (Professor of Psychology, 2015)
IM Roca, LicenDer LicenFilRom MA PhD (Professor of Language and Linguistics 1997-2005)
NS Rodley, KBE (Professor of Law, 1994-2015) (d.)
D Rose, FRSA BA PhD (Professor of Institute of Social and Economic Research 1993-96, Professor of Sociology, 1996-2009)
R Schulze, BA MA PhD (Professor of History, 1995 - 2016)
M Sellens, PhD (Professor of Biological Sciences, 2010-2012)
M Sherer, MA (Professor of Accounting and Financial Management, 1989-2015)
Prem Sikka, BA FCCA MSc PhD (Professor of Essex Business School, 1996-2017)
Sir A Sloman, CBE MA DPhil DU DLitt (Vice-Chancellor, 1962-1987) (d.)
S Smith, (Professor of History, 2014)
SRP Smith, BA MA DPhil MInstP (Professor of Physics, 1999-2006)
A Spicer, BA LèsL (Professor of Language and Linguistics, 1970-1983) (d.)
A Spencer, BSc PhD (Professor of Language and Linguistics 1999-2016)
G Stanway, BSc PhD (Professor of Biological Sciences 2016)
M Tatham, BA PhD (Professor of Linguistics, 1976-2007)
C Temple, (Professor of Psychology, 2014) (d.)
A Terry, MA (Professor of Literature, 1973-1993) (d.)
P Thompson, MA DPhil, (Professor of Sociology, 1988-2007)
R Turner, BSc PhD MA (Professor of Logic and Computation, 1983-2011)
P Vergo, MA PhD (Professor of Art History, 2014)
J Walter, (Professor of History, 2000-2014)
J White, BA PhD (Professor of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, 2005-2009)
A Wilkins, (Professor of Psychology, 2014)
Mike T Wilson, BSc MSc PhD (Professor of Biological Sciences, 2011)

Librarian Emeritus

R Butler, BSc MSc (Librarian, 1982-2015)
P Long, MA (Librarian, 1963-1978) (d.)