The Pro Vice-Chancellors of Faculties, Heads of Schools of Studies, Heads of Faculty Schools, Associate Deans of Faculties and Academic Directors of the University - 2021/2022

With effect from the academic year 2004-05 the University moved to a Faculty structure. An historical record of the Deans of Schools of Studies will be placed on the Calendar web-site. With effect from 1 August 2017, the Executive Deans have been re-titled Pro Vice-Chancellors.

Arts and Humanities

2004-

05

Professor Jonathan Cook, BA (Cantab), MA (East Anglia)

2005-

06

Professor Christopher W.E. Bigsby, BA, MA, PhD, FRSC (during the sabbatical leave of Professor Jonathan Cook, BA, MA)

2006-

10

Professor Jonathan Cook, BA (Cantab), MA (East Anglia)

2010-

11

Professor David Peters Corbett, BA, MA (East Anglia), MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Manchester)

2012-

17

Professor Yvonne Tasker, BA, PhD (Warwick), MPhil (Birmingham)

2017-

Professor Sarah Barrow, BA, MA (Cantab), PhD (Sheffield) (2024)

Medicine and Health Sciences

 

2004-

05

 

Professor Shirley Pearce, BA (Oxon), MPhil (InstPsy), PhD (London)

2005-

06

Professor Samuel John Leinster, BSc, MB ChB, MD (Liverpool) (to 31 March 2006)

1/04/2006-

31/03/08

Professor Peter Kopelman, MB BS, (London), MRCP (UK) , FRCP, MD, (London), FFPH

1/4/2008-

30/09/2008

Dr Richard Stephenson, GradDip Phys, DipTP, DPSE, MCSP, BA (Bradford), MSc (Leeds Met), PhD (East Anglia)

1/10/2008-

16

Professor Ian Harvey, BA (Cantab), MB BCh, PhD, FRCP, FFPH

2016-

30/07/2021

Professor Dylan Edwards, BA, MA (Cantab), PhD (London) 

01/08/2021-

Professor Charles ffrench-Constant, MA, MB, BChir (Cambridge and UCL), MRCP (London), PhD (UCL), FRCP (London) (2026)

Science

2004-

08

Professor Andrew James Thomson, MA, DPhil (Oxon), FRS

2008-

11

Professor David Richardson, BSc (Keele), PhD (Birmingham)

2011-

31.03.19

Professor Philip Mark Gilmartin, BSc (Leeds), PhD (Warwick)

01.04.2019

Professor Mark Searcey, BSc (Loughborough), PhD (Hertfordshire) (31.03.2024)

Social Sciences

2004-

08

Professor Shaun Patrick Hargreaves Heap, BA (Oxon), PhD (Berkeley)

2008-

13

Professor Neil Ward, BSc, PhD (London)

2013-

18

Professor Jacqueline Collier, BSc, PhD (Loughborough), MSc (Leicester),

2018-22

Professor Frances Bowen, BA (Oxon), MA (Northeastern), PhD (Bath), HEA

2022-

Professor Paul Dobson, BA Hons (CNAA), MSc, PhD (London) (2024)

 

Art, Media and American Studies

2014- 30.06.16

Professor Mark Jancovich

01.07.2016-22

Dr Malcom Mclaughlin, BA (Newcastle), MA, PhD (Essex) 

2022-

Dr Rachael McLennan, MA, MPhil (Glasgow) (01.01.2023-31.12.2025)

Biological Sciences

2004-08

Professor John Gordon Turner, MSc (Leeds), MSc, PhD (Missouri)

2008-2013

Professor Dylan Richard Edwards, MA (Cantab), PhD (London) (31.12.2013)

01/01/14-

Professor Tamas Dalmay, BSc (Budapest), PhD (Godollo, Hungary) (31.12.2021)

Chemistry

2006-11

Professor Manfred Bochmann, BSc, PhD  (London)

2011-31.12.2014

Professor David Andrew Russell, BSc     (CNAA), PhD (Manchester)

01.01.2015-31.03.2019

Professor Mark Searcey BSc (Loughborough), PhD (Hertfordshire), FRSC

01.04.2019-31.08.19

Professor Andy Cammidge, BSc , PhD (UEA) (Interim appointment)(31.08.2019)

01.09.19

Professor Nicolas Le Brun BSc, PhD (UEA) (31.08.2024)

Computing Sciences

2004- 08

Professor James Andrew Bangham, BSc, PhD (London)

2008- 12

Professor Vic Rayward-Smith, MA  (Oxon), DipMIP (Edinburgh), PhD (London), FBCS, FIMA, FORS, CITP,  CEng, CMath

2012- 16

Professor Vincent Moulton, BSc (Warwick), MSc (Washington), PhD (Duke)

2016-

Professor Gerard Parr, BSc, PhD (Ulster). MBE (21.08.2023)

Economics

2004- 05

Professor Alistair Munro, MA, MPhil,  DPhil (Oxon)

2005- 08

Professor Bruce Robert Lyons, BSc (Cardiff), MSc(Econ) (London), MA (Cantab), PhD (Sheffield) (Sem 1)

 

Professor Stephen William Davies, BA,   MA, PhD (Warwick) (Sem 2)

2008- 14

Professor Daniel John Zizzo, Laurea (Palermo),  MA, MPhil, DPhil (Oxon)

01/09/2014-

Professor Enrique Fatas, BS, MSc and  PhD (Valencia)

2017-

 

Dr Emiliya Lazarova, BA (Bulgaria), MA (Czech Republic), PhD (Netherlands) (2022)

Education and Lifelong Learning

2004- 07

Professor Christopher Husbands, BA,  MA, PhD (Cantab), PGCE (London)

2007- 10

Professor Nigel Frederick John Norris,    BA,  PhD (East Anglia)

2010- 05.07.16

Dr Nalini Boodhoo, BA (Manchester Polytechnic), PGCE (Leeds), MEd (Manchester), PhD (Sussex)  

06.07.2016- 20

Professor Richard Andrews, BA (Oxon), PGCE (Leeds), PhD (Hull)      (05.07.2021)

2020-30.09.20

Professor Nalini Boodhoo, BA (Manchester Polytechnic), PGCE (Leeds), MEd (Manchester), PhD (Sussex)  

01.10.20-

Professor Yann Lebeau, BA, MA (Nantes, France), DPhil, PhD (Paris, France) (2025)

Engineering

01.10.20-

Professor Chris Atkin (31.08.2026)

Environmental Sciences

2004-07

Professor Christopher Edward Vincent,   BSc     (London), PhD (Soton)

2007–10

Professor Jacqueline Anne Burgess, BA,  PhD (Hull)

2010-14

Professor Julian Edward Andrews, BSc (East    Anglia), PhD (Leicester)

2014-15

Professor Tim Jickells, BSc (Reading, MSc, PhD (Soton)

2015-

Professor Kevin Hiscock, PhD (Birmingham) 

2022- Professor Ian Renfrew, BSc (Edinburgh), PhD (Reading) 

Health Sciences

2014

Professor Valerie Ann Lattimer, RN, MA, PhD (Soton)

2016-19

Professor Rosalynd Jowett, EdD (Brighton), Med (Exeter); PGDip Social Research (Plymouth); Dip N (London); Cert Ed (Somerset); RCNT; RGN

01.09.2019-

Professor Sally Hardy, BA (East London), MSc (London University), Advanced Cert in Higher Ed Practice, PhD (UEA) (01.09.2024)

 

History 

2004-14.11.12

Professor John Denis Charmley, MA, DPhil (Oxon), FRHistS 

15.11.12-17

Professor Cathie D. Carmichael, BA, PhD (Bradford)

01.09.2017- 30.6.19

Professor Katy Cubitt, MA (Cantab &       London), PhD (Cantab)

1.7.19 -

Dr Matthias Neumann, MA (Dresden), PhD (UEA) (2024)

International Development 

2003-06

Professor Michael Anthony Stocking, BA (Oxon), MPhil, PhD (London)

2006-10

 Professor Bruce A. Lankford, BSc           (Reading), MSc, PhD (Newcastle)

2010-13

Dr Steve Russell, BA (Cantab), MA (East Anglia), PhD (London)

2013-18

Dr John F. McDonagh, BSc (Bristol), MSc (Kent), PhD (London)

2018-

Professor Laura Camfield, BA (Oxon), MA, PhD (London) (2023)

Law

2004-06

Professor Alastair Cedric Lionel Mullis, LLB       (London), LLM (Cantab)

2006-10

Mr Gareth Thomas, LLB (Wales), BCL    (Oxon)

2010-13

Professor Alastair Cedric Lionel Mullis, LLB       (London), LLM (Cantab)

01.09.13-2017

Professor Peter Kunzlik, LLM, BA (Cantab)   

2017-

Professor Andreas Stephan, LLB, LLM, MA, Phd (East Anglia) (2022)

Literature, Drama and Creative Writing 

2004-05

Professor Clive Scott, MA, MPhil, DPhil (Oxon)

2005-06

Dr Sarah Salih, BA, MA (York), PhD (East Anglia)

2006-09

Professor Mark Currie, MA (Aberdeen), PhD (Cantab)

2009-12

Professor Jean Boase-Beier, MA, PhD  (Regensburg)

2012-16

Professor Peter Womack, PGCE (Manchester), BA (Oxon), PhD (Edinburgh)

01.01.2017-31.08.2017

Professor Paul Kitson, Ba, PhD (Hull)

01.09.2017-20

Professor Alison Donnell, BA, PhD (Warwick) 

2020-21

Dr Jeremy Noel-Todd (Interim Appointment)

2021-

Professor Alison Donnell, BA, PhD (Warwick) (31.08.22)

2022-

Professor Richard James Hand, BA (CNAA), MLitt (Aberdeen), PhD (Glasgow), FRSA, SFHEA (01.01.23-31.12.25)

Mathematics

2004-07

Professor Thomas Boulton Ward, BSc, MSc,   PhD (Warwick)

2007-10

Dr David M Evans, BA, DPhil (Oxon)

2010-14

Professor David Stevens BSc, MSc, PhD  (East Anglia)

2014-15

Professor David Evans MA, DPhil (Oxon)

2015-16

Professor Shaun Stevens, BA (Cantab), PhD (KCL)

2017

Professor David Stevens, BSc, MSc, PhD  (East Anglia)

2018-21

Professor Shaun Stevens, BA (Cantab), PhD (KCL) 

2021-

Professor Emilian Parau, BSc, DEA (MSc equiv), PhD (Nice-Sophia Antipolis and West University of Timisoara) (2026)

Norwich Medical School of the University of East Anglia

2004-05

Professor Samuel John Leinster, BSc,    MBChB, MD (Liverpool) FRCS (Edinburgh and England)

2005-31/03/06

Professor Ann Barrett, MB BS, MD (London), FRCP (Glasgow), FRCP (London), DMRT, FRCR, F.Med Sci.  (Acting Head of School)

01/04/06-31.8.10

Professor Samuel John Leinster, BSc,    MBChB, MD (Liverpool) FRCS (Edinburgh and England)

01.09.2010-31.12.2010

Professor Andrew Coats, BA, MA, DM    (Oxon), BS, BM MBB Chir (Cantab), MBA (London Business School), DSc  (London) FRACP, FRCP, FESC,  FACC, FAHA, FCSANZ, GAICD  (Acting Head of School)   

01.01.2011- 31.05.2014

Professor David Christopher Crossman, MD/DM, BSc, MBBS (University of London) (31.12.2015)

01.06.2014-05.01.2015

Professor Nigel Norris (Acting Head of    School)

05.01.2015-  23.04.2018

Professor Michael Paul Frenneaux, MBBS,        MD (University of London), FRCP, FRACP, FACC, FESC, FMedSci     

23.04.2018-02.01.2022

Professor William Fraser, BSc, MBChB, MD (Glasgow), FRCP, FRCPath, EuSpLM 

03.01.2022-

Professor Charles ffrench-Constant, MA, MB, BChir (Cantab and UCL), MRPCP (London), PhD ((UCL), FRCP (London) (2026) (Interim Dean of Norwich Medical School). 

Norwich Business School

2004-10

Professor Nikolaos Tzokas, BSc, MBA    (Athens), PhD (Bath)

2010-20

Professor Paul Dobson, BA (Leicester), MA,     PhD (London) 

2020-

Professor O Tregaskis, BSc (Ulster), MSc (Cranfield), PhD (Cranfield School of Management) (2025)

Pharmacy

2009 –11

Dr Duncan Quinnell McKenzie Craig,  BPharm (Bath), PhD (London)

2011-31.03.2019

Professor Mark Searcey, BSc (Loughborough), PhD (Hertfordshire), FRSC

1.04.2019-20

Dr Anja Mueller, Dipl Biol (Saarbruecken), Dr rer nat (Saarbruecken) Interim Appointment 

2020-

Professor S Gibbons (31.12.2024)

Politics, Philosophy, Language & Communication Studies

2014-21

Professor L. Marsden, PhD (OU)

2021-

Dr Kim Ridealgh, BA, MA, PhD (Swansea) (2024)

Psychology

2012-21

Professor Kenny R Coventry, BSc (Glasgow), PhD (Edinburgh), CPsychol FBPsS, FRSA

2021-

Professor Neil Cooper, BSc (Goldsmiths), PhD (Sunderland), CPsychol

Social Work and Psychology*

*(2012/13 split into seperate schools Social Work and Psychology). 

2004-06

Professor David Kenneth Howe, BSc (Dunelm),  MA (Nottingham), PhD (East Anglia)

2006-11

Professor Elizabeth Ann McDonald, LLB (Hull), MA, CQSW (East Anglia)

2011-12

Professor Gillian Schofield, BA, PGCE    (Birmingham), MA (California), CQSW (London), MSW, PhD (East Anglia)

Social Work 

2012-16

Professor Gillian Schofield, BA, PGCE (Birmingham), MA (California), CQSW (London), MSW, PhD (East Anglia)

2016-21

Professor Jonathan Dickens, BA (Cantab),  MSc (Surrey), MA, CQSW (Nottingham), PhD (East Anglia)

2021-

Professor Christine Cocker, BSW (Hons) (Massey University – NZ); CQSW; MTh (Oxford University);  PG Cert HSSM (Westminster University);  PhD (University of Glasgow); SFHEA (2024)

With effect from 2008/09 the University established Faculty Schools.

Faculty School

Dates

 

The School of Arts and Humanities

01.07.13 - 31.07.14

Professor N. Selby, BA (Exeter), DPhil (York)

Interdisciplinary Institute of the Humanities

01.0814 - 31.08.16

Professor John Denis Charmley, MA, DPhil (Oxon), FRHistS

 

01.09.16 - 01.07.17

Dr Liz Powell

 

01.08.18-21

Rowena Burgess 

 

2021-

Dr Francisco Costa (2024)4 BA (with QTS), MA (Beira Interior, Portugal), PhD (UEA)

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences

2008- 

 

The School of Natural Sciences

01.07.13-

TBC

Dr Stephen H Ashworth, MA, DPhil      (Oxon)

 

TBC

Dr Tharin Blumenschein

The School of Science

01.08.09 - 31.07.13

Dr Martin Loftus (BSc, MA, PhD (East  Anglia), CPhys)

 

Arts and Humanities

Department

Dates

Name

Admissions

01.09.12 - 31.07.13

Dr Lee Marsden

 

01.08.13 - 30.06.16

Dr Malcolm McLaughlin 

 

01.07.16 - 30.06.21

Dr Clare Connors

 

01.07.21-30.06.24

Dr Thomas Roebuck

Employability

01.08.10-01.01.14

Professor John Charmley (Interim)

 

01.01.14-

31.07.15

Dr Richard Maguire

 

01.08.15-31.07.18

Dr Wendy McMahon

 

01.08.19 - 31.08.23

Ms Claire Cuminatto

Enterprise

01.08.10 - 31.07.17

Professor John Charmley

 

01.07.2017 – 31.07.18

Ms Rowena Burgess

Engagement

01.08.14-31.07.15

Professor Sarah Churchwell

Engagement and Innovation

01.07.17-30.06.20

Dr Keith Johnston

 

01.08.20-31.07.23

Dr Ben LIttle 

International 

01.09.11-31.08.13

Dr Sanna Inthorn

 

01.07.17-30.06.21

Dr Eylem Atakav

 

01.07.20-30.06.24

Dr Leticia Yulita 

Learning and Teaching 

01.01.14-31.07.17

Dr Clive Matthews

 

01.08.16-31.07.20

Dr Nick Selby 

 

01.08.20-31.07.23

Dr Francisco Costa

PGR

01.08.12-31.06.13

Professor Cathie Carmichael

 

01.07.13-30.06.16

Professor Peter Waldron

 

01.07.16-30.06.20

Dr John Turnpenny 

 

01.08.20-31.07.23

Dr Matthew Taunton

Research

01.08.12-31.07.15

Professor Mark Jancovich

 

01.09.15-31.12.22

Professor Claire Jowitt

Student Experience

27.09.21-26.09.24 

Dr Chris Jones 

Medicine and Health Sciences

Role

Dates

Name

Admissions

01.12.10-30.11.13

Dr Mary Jane Platt

Admissions, Recruitment and Marketing 

01.12.13-19.08.15

Dr Susan Madden

 

20.08.15–01.10.16

Mr Mark Hitchcock (Deputy)

 

01.10.16-30.09.19

Mrs Katrina Emerson

 

01.02.20-31.01.23

Dr Paul Linsley 

   

Post currently Vacant 

Innovation

01.02.10-30.06.12

Professor John Saxton

 

01.10.16-30.04.18

Professor Laura Bowater

 

01.10.18-30.09.21

Professor Michael Hornberger

 

01.06.2022-

Professor Colin Cooper 

Employability

01.10.16–31.07.22

Dr Lisa Taylor

Learning, Teaching & Quality 

01.11.09-31.10.12

Dr Nicola Spalding

 

01.11.12-31.07.16

Mrs Rosie Doy

 

1.11.15 – 31.10.19

Mrs Emma Sutton

 

01.08.19-31.07.21

Dr Neil James

 

04.01.21-31.05.22

Dr Jane Blowers 

 

01.07.22-30.06.25

Dr Neil James

PGR

01.10.11-30.10.14

Dr Christina Jerosh Herold

 

01.12.14-30.11.18

Dr Kenda Crozier

 

03.12.18-

Dr Penny Powell

Research

01.10.09-30.11.13

Professor Ruth Hancock

 

20.12.13-01.10.16

Professor Aedin Cassidy (Deputy –Dr Nicholas Steel)

 

01.10.16-

Professor Colin Cooper

 

01.06.12-

Professor James Gazzard

International 

01.09.20-31.08.23

Professor Sian Coker 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 

01.02.22-31.01.25

Dr Christine Nightingale

Science

Title

Dates

Name

Admissions

2011-30.09.16

Dr Susan Matthews

 

01.10.16-30.09.23

Dr Stephen Laycock

Learning and Teaching

2011-31.-07.15

Dr Ben Milner

 

01.08.15-31.07.24

Professor David Stevens

 

14.02.22-31.07.23

Professor Simon Lancaster (Interim)

Learning and Teaching (Acting)

14.02.22-31.07.23

Professor Simon Lancaster

PGR

2011-31.08.14

Professor Julea Butt

 

01.09.14-31.01.19

Professor Alastair Grant

 

01.02.19-30.06.22

Dr Samuel Fountain

 

01.07.22-30.06.25

Professor Andy Cammidge

Innovation

01.04.09-31.07.14

Professor John Turner

 

01.09.14-31.12.18

Professor Matthew Hutchings

 

01.01.19-31.12.21

Dr Brian Reid

 

01.01.22-31.12.24

Professor Sheng Qi

Research

2010-31.07.14

Professor Andy Johnson

 

01.01.14-31.03.17

Professor Matthew Gage

 

01.04.17-31.03.22

Professor Ian Renfrew

 

01.04.22-31.03.25

Professor Maria O'Connell

Employability

1.1.14-31.12.17

Dr Stephen Dorling

 

1.1.18-31.07.23

Dr Richard Bowater

Social Sciences

Title

Dates

Name

Admissions

01.08.14–31.07.19

Dr Kevan Williams

 

01.08.19–31.07.22

Dr Charles Seger

 

01.08.22-21.07.25

Mr Francis Lemmon

Innovation

01.08.15-31.07.18

Shared post – Dr Kevan Williams and Professor Andy Wood (CEO of Adnams)

 

01.08.18-31.07.21

Dr Konstantinos Chalvatzis

Learning and Teaching Quality

01.08.12-31.07.18

Ms Ratula Chakraborty

 

01.08.18-31.07.21

Professor Neil Cooper

 

01.08.21-31.07.22

Dr Eloise Ellis 

 

01.08.22-31.07.25

Mrs Amanda Williams

PGR

01.08.13- 1.07.18

Dr Yann Lebeau

 

01.08.18-31.07.22

Dr Corrado di Maria

 

01.08.22-31.07.25

Professor Kirsten McConnachie

Research

16.12.14-31.10.16

Professor Fiona Lettice

 

01.11.16- 31.07.21

Professor Theodore Turocy

 

01.08.21-31.07.24

Dr Maren Duvendack

Employability

01.04.15-31.03.19

Dr Matthew Aldrich

 

01.05.2019- 30.04.2024

Dr Usha Sundaram

Internationalisation

01.09.15-31.07.19

Dr Alfonso Avila-Merino

 

01.08.2019- 31.07.2024

Dr John McDonagh

 

 Title change during 2021/22 to Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor - previously Academic Directors of the University. 

Title

Dates

 

Associate PVC UEA Doctoral College -2022 Professor Alastair Grant 
  01.08.2022- Professor Samuel Fountain 
Associate PVC Learning & Teaching Enhancement  01.08.14-03.2017 Professor Helena Gillespie 
  04.2017 Professor Kay Yeoman 
Associate PVC Student Inclusion  03.2017- Professor Helena Gillespie 
Associate PVC Employability & Opportunities 01.08.12-31.08.16 Professor John Charmley 
  01.05.2019- Dr Matt Aldrich 
Associate PVC Partnerships and Apprenticeships  01.08.2020- Professor Zoe Butterfint 
Associate PVC Education and Curriculum  01.08.2023 Dr Eloise Ellis
     
     
HISTORIC ROLES     

Academic Director of Admissions

01.09.97-22

Professor Richard Harvey

Academic Director of Employability

01.08.12 - 31.08.16

Professor John Charmley 

Academic Director of Internationalisation

26.01.09-22

Professor Richard Harvey 

Academic Director of Partnerships

01.10.12 - 30.09.18

Professor Ian Dewing

Academic Director of PG Research Degree Programmes

01.11.12-

Dr Nicolas James Watmough

Academic Director of Taught Programmes

01.08.11-31.07.14

Dr Adam Longcroft

 

01.08.16-31.08.19

Dr Clive Matthews

 

01.08.19-31.12.20

Professor Emma Sutton

Associate PVC Education and Curriculum 

01.01.21-31.07.23

Dr Neil James

Associate PVC Learning and Teaching Enhancement 

01.08.14 - 03.2017

Professor Helena Gillespie

 

04-2017-

Professor Kay Yeoman

Associate PVC Student Inclusion

03.2017-

Professor Helena Gillespie

Academic Director of Research

01.08.16 -  31.07.19

Professor Fiona Lettice

Associate PVC Employability

01.05.19-

Dr Matt Aldrich 

Associate PVC Partnerships and Apprenticeships 

01.08.20-

Professor Zoe Butterfint