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Governance

University of Essex

Heads of departments, schools and administrative sections

Sections:

Academic departments and schools

Biological Sciences
Professor Christine Raines

Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Professor Anthony Vickers (Acting)

East 15 Acting School
Professor Leon Rubin

Economics
Professor Katharine Rockett

Essex Business School
Professor Geoffrey Wood

Essex Pathways Department
Dr Nilufer Demirkan-Jones

Government
Professor Lawrence Ezrow

Health and Human Sciences
Vikki-Jo Scott

History
Dr Mark Frost

Language and Linguistics
Professor Nancy Kula

Law
Professor Andrew Le Sueur

Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Professor Philip Terry

Mathematical Sciences
Professor Berthold Lausen

Philosophy and Art History
Professor Fabian Freyenhagen

Psychology
Professor Paul Hibbard

Sociology
Professor Sean Nixon

UK Data Archive
Professor Matthew Woollard

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Research Institutes

Human Rights Centre (HRC)
Professor Lorna McGregor

Institute for Analytics and Data Science (IADS)
Professor Maria Fasli

Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
Professor Nicholas Buck

Research Centres

Bibliographical History (CBH), Centre for
Dr David Rundle (Department of History)/Professor James Raven (Department of History)

Brain Science, Centre for
Dr Nick Cooper (Department of Psychology)

Computational Finance and Economic Agents (CCFEA), Centre for
Professor Edward Tsang (School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering)

Computational Intelligence, Centre
Professor Hani Hagras (School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering)/Professor Jay Mitra (Essex Business School)

Creative Writing, Centre for
Professor Philip Terry (Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies)

Criminology, Centre for
Professor Nigel South (Department of Sociology)

Cultural and Social History, Centre for
Professor Peter Gurney (Department of History)

Curatorial Studies, Centre for
Dr Gavin Grindon (School of Philosophy and Art History)

Digital History, Centre for
Professor Edward Higgs/Dr Lisa Smith (Department of History)

Electoral Research, Centre for
Professor Paul Whiteley (Department of Government)

Environment and Society, Centre for
Professor Karen Hulme (School of Law)

ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre
Professor Vania Sena (Essex Business School)

Essex Accounting Centre (EAC)
Dr Shazad Uddin (Essex Business School)

Essex Biomedical Sciences Centre
Professor Elena Klenova (School of Biological Sciences)

Essex Centre for Financial Econometrics
Professor Rob Taylor (Essex Business School)

Essex Finance Centre (EFiC)
Professor Jerry Coakley (Essex Business School)

Film and Screen Media, Centre for
Professor Jeffrey Geiger (Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies)

Global Accountability(CEGA) Centre for,
Professor Prem Sikka (Essex Business School)

Interdisciplinary Studies Centre
Dr Casper Pearson

Intimate and Sexual Citizenship, Centre for
Dr Roisin-Ryan Flood (Department of Sociology)

Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence
Professor Emil Kirchner (Department of Government)

Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Centre for
Dr Jo Harwood (Communications and External Relations Section)

Local and Regional History, Centre for
Dr Amanda Wilkinson (Department of History)

Michael Nicholson Centre for Conflict and Cooperation
Professor Kristian Gleditsch (Department of Government)

Myth Studies, Centre for
Professor Roderick Main (Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies)

Psychoanalytic Studies, Centre for
Dr Matt ffytche

Regional Enterprise and Growth (CREG) Centre for
Professor Vania Sena (Essex Business School)

Research in Economic Sociology and Innovation (CRESI), Centre for
Professor Mark Harvey (Department of Sociology)

Research in Language Development throughout the Lifespan (LaDeLi), Centre for
Professor Florence Myles (Department of Language and Linguistics)

Social Science Data Analysis, Centre for
To be confirmed

Sports and Exercise Science (CSES), Centre for
Dr Gavin Sandercock (School of Biological Sciences)

Studies of Surrealism and its Legacies, Centre for
Dr Matt Lodder (School of Philosophy and Art History)

Study of Integrity, Centre for the
Professor Paul Whiteley (Department of Government)

Theatre Studies, Centre for
Dr Elizabeth (Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies)

Theory, Policy and Society, Centre for
Professor David Howarth (Department of Government)

Trauma, Asylum and Refugees (CTAR), Centre for
Professor Renos Papadopoulos (Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies)

Work, Organization and Society (CWOS), Centre for
Professor Martyna Sliwa (Essex Business School)

Administrative Sections

Academic Registrar
Richard Stock

Campus Manager, Southend Campus
Zoe Manning

Director of Communications and External Relations
Vanessa Potter

Director of Estates and Campus Services
Chris Oldham

Director of Finance
Andrew Keeble

Director of Human Resources
Susie Morgan

Director of IT Services
Richard Murphy

Director of Research and Enterprise
Vanessa Cuthill

Director of Strategic Planning and Change
Dr Sonia Virdee

University Librarian and Director of Library Services
Cathy Walsh  

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