About us

Governance

University of Essex

Principal Officers of the University

Chancellor
The Right Honourable Baroness Chakrabarti, CBE

Pro-Chancellor
David Currie BSc MSocSci PhD (Chair of the Council)
Judith Judd
Maria Stanford

Vice-Chancellor
Professor Anthony Forster, FHEA FLF FRSA FAcSS

Treasurer
Tim Porter, MA FCA

Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Professor Jules Pretty, OBE FRSA FIBiol

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)
Professor Aletta Norval, BA BA MA PhD

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Professor Heather Laurie BA PhD

Executive Deans

Humanities
Professor Lorna Fox O'Mahony LLB PhD PGCHET

Science and Health
Professor Graham Underwood BSc DPhil

Social Sciences
Professor Sasha Roseneil BSc (Econ) PhD PGDip FAcSS MInstGA

Deans

Partnerships
Professor Dominic Micklewright, PhD CPsychol MSc BSc PGCertHE FHEA

Deputy Dean of Partnerships
Allan Hildon, BHealthSc (Nursing)

Deputy Dean (Education) (Humanities)
Dr Peter Luther, MA MA PhD

Deputy Dean (Education) (Science and Health)
Dr David Penman, MA MMath MSc PhD

Deputy Dean (Education) (Social Sciences)
Professor Jackie Turton, SRN SCM:HV BA PhD

Postgraduate Research and Education
Professor Martyna Sliwa BA MA MSc PhD

Deputy Dean (Postgraduate Research and Education) (Humanities)
Dr Matthew Grant, PhD FRHistS

Deputy Dean (Postgraduate Research and Education) (Science and Health)
Professor Ian Colbeck, MSc PhD FInstP CPhys FRMets

Deputy Dean (Postgraduate Research and Education) (Social Sciences)
Dr Magda Abou-Seada, BComm MPhil PhD

Dean of Health
Professor Joanna Jackson, CertED BA MSc EdD MCSP

Registrar and Secretary
Bryn Morris BA

Student Conduct Officer
Penny Brearey-Horne, LLM LLB

University Librarian and Director of Library Services
Catherine Walsh BA MA PGDipLib PGCertHE SFHEA