The University Council has appointed Professor Stuart Croft as Warwick’s new Provost. He will take up the role with effect from Thursday 10 October 2013, succeeding Professor Koen Lamberts who was recently appointed Vice-Chancellor of York University.
As Provost, Professor Croft will lead on the academic development of the University, including academic resourcing strategy and implementation, the primary relationship with Chairs of Faculty in developing academic management and the line management of heads of academic departments.
Professor Croft joined Warwick in January 2007 as Professor of International Security in the Department of Politics and International Studies (PaIS). Prior to that he was Professor of International Relations and Head of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham.
Professor Croft was appointed as Warwick’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research (Arts and Social Sciences) in 2011. In this role, he had responsibility for the University’s Arts and Social Sciences research strategy, including the development of research opportunities and collaborations. He also provided academic leadership for the University’s Fundraising and Development activities, and our European strategy.
His research focuses on the political and societal impact of security policy. His publications in that field include the books “Securitizing Islam” and "Culture, Crisis and America's War on Terror". He is the series editor for Palgrave’s New Security Challenges list and until 2004 he was co-editor of Contemporary Security Policy. He currently directs the Science and Security Programme for the ESRC and was Director of the ESRC’s New Security Challenges Programme from 2003 to 2010.
In 2006 he was elected as an Academician in the Academy of Social Sciences and in the same year, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. From January 2009 he was the Chair of the British International Studies Association, becoming President of the Association in 2011. He was appointed to the Council of the ESRC in 2011, and in 2013, was the Ngee Ann Kongsi Professor of International Relations at the S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies, at NTU in Singapore.