Congratulations to Professor Caroline Meyer who has been appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) with effect from 1 August 2021.
Caroline will be responsible for the academic leadership of the research strategy at the University of Warwick. Working with the Research Executive, she will take forward our commitment to research that is internationally recognised, interdisciplinary, and has impact and purpose. She will lead the University’s developments following REF 2021, and she will progress our research themes, Global Research Priorities programme and network of research centres and partnerships.
Caroline is currently Vice-Provost and Chair of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine. She is also Professor of Psychology at WMG. Her research is focused on mental health; primarily eating disorders and workforce mental health and productivity. She is Warwick PI on the Midlands Engine-Funded Mental Health and Productivity Pilot.
Commenting on her new role, Professor Meyer said:
I am thrilled to be taking on this role at Warwick. We have researchers across arts, social sciences, science, engineering and medicine conducting amazing, world-changing research and I am looking forward to supporting and promoting their endeavours.
Professor Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor, said:
I’m delighted that Professor Meyer will be joining the Executive Board to build on the excellent work of Professor Pam Thomas in leading our ambitious research strategy. Caroline’s extensive knowledge of working with a wide range of external partners including the NHS and industry nationally and internationally will be invaluable as we build on our performance in REF2021, and continue to undertake excellent research that will transform the way we understand the world, creating lives that are healthier, safer, more resilient, just and fulfilled.