University Steering Group

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Members of the University Steering Group
Our University Steering Group (USG) is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor and is our executive leadership team. USG meets fortnightly during term time and advises the Vice-Chancellor on matters relating to the management of the University.


Members of USG prepare and recommend to Council the University's strategic plan and the annual budget and resource allocation. They then review and monitor implementation of our approved plans and budgets throughout the year.

As part of the University’s commitment to equality and diversity within and beyond its community, individual members of our senior management team also act as diversity champions in relation to each of the nine protected characteristics.

Academic members of USG also spend 20 per cent of their time undertaking research at the highest level and maintaining and developing their research careers.

 

Professor Jules Pretty OBE, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Jules Pretty, Deputy Vice-Chancellor)
Professor Jules Pretty, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Pretty provides strategic academic oversight of the University’s planning and resource allocation processes and the development and implementation of the University’s human resources strategy. As Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Pretty is a member of the University Steering Group, Resources Committee, Senate and Council, and is one of the University's age diversity champions.

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Christina Squibb PA to Professor Pretty
Telephone: 01206 872436

Professor Christine Raines, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Professor Christine Raines, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research))
Professor Christine Raines, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

As our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Raines is responsible for developing the University’s research strategy (including the dissemination and application of the University’s research through knowledge transfer activities, and consultancy), and for ensuring the effective implementation of the strategy.

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Sarah Harris or Tricia Berhardt PAs to the Pro-Vice-Chancellors
Telephone: 01206 874079

Professor Madeline Eacott, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Madeline Eacott)
Professor Madeline Eacott

As Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Eacott is responsible for developing the University’s education strategy (covering both undergraduate and postgraduate education, and both the academic and extra-curricular experience of students), and for ensuring the effective implementation of this strategy. She is a member of the University Steering Group, Resources Committee and Senate, and is one of the University's gender diversity champions.

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Sarah Harris or Tricia Berhardt PAs to the Pro-Vice-Chancellors
Telephone: 01206 874079

Professor Sasha Roseneil, Executive Dean (Faculty of Social Sciences)

 Professor Sasha Roseneil)
Professor Sasha Roseneil

Professor Roseneil provides academic leadership to the Faculty in its pursuit of the purpose, aims and objectives set out in the University’s Strategic Plan. She is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the Faculty including devolved responsibility for financial management. She line manages the Faculty Deputy Dean (Education), Deputy Dean (Research) and the Heads of Department in the Faculty and is directly supported by a Faculty support team led by a Faculty Manager, and by relevant colleagues in professional services. As Executive Dean Professor Roseneil is a member of the University Steering Group and Senate.

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Nikki Diason PA to the Executive Dean
Telephone: 01206 872690

Professor Andrew Le Sueur, Executive Dean (Faculty of Humanities)

Professor Andrew Le Sueur)
Professor Andrew Le Sueur

Professor Andrew Le Sueur provides academic leadership to the Faculty of Humanities in its pursuit of the purpose, aims and objectives set out in the University’s Strategic Plan. He is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the Faculty including devolved responsibility for financial management. Professor Le Sueur line manages the Faculty Deputy Dean (Education), Deputy Dean (Research)  and the Heads of Department in the Faculty and is directly supported by a Faculty support team led by a Faculty Manager, and by relevant colleagues in professional services.

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Julie Storey Faculty Administrator
Telephone: 01206 874406

Professor Graham Underwood, Executive Dean (Faculty of Science and Health)

Professor Graham Underwood)
Professor Graham Underwood

Professor Underwood provides academic leadership to the Faculty of Science and Health in its pursuit of the purpose, aims and objectives set out in the University’s Strategic Plan. He is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the Faculty including devolved responsibility for financial management. He line manages the Faculty Deputy Dean (Education), Deputy Dean (Research)  and the Heads of Department in the Faculty and is directly supported by a Faculty support team led by a Faculty Manager, and by relevant colleagues in professional services.

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Jen Eames PA to the Executive Dean for Science and Health
Telephone: 01206 874520

Bryn Morris, Registrar and Secretary

Bryn Morris, Registrar and Secretary)
Bryn Morris, Registrar and Secretary

As Registrar and Secretary, Bryn reports to the Vice-Chancellor and is responsible for the administration of the University.

Andrew Keeble, Director of Finance

Andrew Keeble, Director of Finance)
Andrew Keeble, Director of Finance

As Director of Finance Andrew reports to the Registrar and Secretary and is responsible for the University's financial management.

Monica Illsley, Chief of Staff

Monica Illsley, Chief of Staff)
Monica Illsley, Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff, Monica reports directly to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Anthony Forster, supporting him in delivering his responsibilities as the chief executive of the University. As well as being a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s senior management team, Monica is responsible for coordinating the work of the senior team to ensure effective development and delivery of the University’s strategic objectives. She is also responsible for ensuring that the Vice-Chancellor is fully connected with both internal and external stakeholders and in touch with sector-wide policy and political developments.

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Benita Ganeva PA to the Chief of Staff
Telephone: 01206 872810