The Vice-Chancellor

Professor David Richardson

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The Vice-Chancellor is the principal of the University. They provide academic and administrative leadership to all elements of the institution. They oversee financial security and represent the university regionally, nationally and internationally. They also undertake certain important ceremonial and civic duties.

David Richardson is the Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Bacterial Biochemistry at the University of East Anglia (UEA) on the Norwich Research Park.  He joined UEA in 1991, and held positions of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Deputy Vice-Chancellor before being appointed as Vice-Chancellor in 2014.  He is also a Non-Executive Director of the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Board.  David is currently chair of the Universities UK Advisory Group to tackle racial harassment in higher education and he was a member of the UUK Taskforce that authored the ‘Changing the Culture’ report that provided recommendations for a whole institution approach to tackling violence against women, harassment and hate crime affecting university students.