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1.8 The Senate and its Committees

The Senate

Membership 2014/15

Ex Officio Members


The Vice-Chancellor and President

Professor Nigel Thrift

The Provost

Professor Stuart Croft

The Pro-Vice-Chancellors

Professor Ann Caesar
Professor Andrew Coats
Professor Christina Hughes
Professor Tim Jones
Professor Jan Palmowski
Professor Lawrence Young
Professor Simon Swain


The Librarian


Mr Robin Green

The Chairs of the Boards of the Faculties
Social Sciences

Professor Maureen Freely
Professor Peter Winstanley
Professor Pam Thomas
Professor Christopher Hughes

The holders of such other posts, including persons charged with the welfare of students, as the Senate may from time to time determine.


The Chair of the Board of Graduate Studies Professor Jan Palmowski



Appointed Members


Twenty-four members of the academic staff, appointed by the Boards of the Faculties



Professor Daniel Branch (History) (2017)
Professor David Morley (English and Comparative Literary Studies) (2017)
Dr Catherine Constable (Film and Television Studies) (2015)
Professor Alison Menezes (Hispanic Studies) (2015)
Professor Stephen Shapiro (English and Comparative Literary Studies) (2015)

Professor Sean Hand (School of Modern Languages and Cultures)


Dr Ann Adams (Warwick Medical School) (2015)
Ms Janet Cooper (Warwick Medical School) (2016)
Professor John Davey (Warwick Medical School) (2015)
Professor Neil Johnson (Warwick Medical School) (2015)
Professor Lesley Roberts (Warwick Medical School) (2017)
Professor Victor Zammit (Warwick Medical School) (2015)


Professor Robin Ball (Physics) (2014)
Professor Laura Green (Life Sciences) (2016)
Professor Stephen Jarvis (Computer Science) (2016)
Professor Alison Rodger (Chemistry) (2017)
Professor Colin Sparrow (Mathematics) (2016)
Professor Nigel Stocks (Engineering) (2016)

Social Sciences

Professor Geoff Lindsay (Institute of Education) (2017)
Professor Abhinay Muthoo (Economics) (2015)
Professor Alan Norrie (School of Law) (2017)
Dr Matthew Nudds (Philosophy) (2015)
Professor Andrew Reeve (Politics and International Studies) (2017)
Professor Mark Taylor (Warwick Business School) (2015)

Six members appointed by the Assembly, of whom not more than two shall be Professors

Professor Aileen Clarke (Warwick Medical School) (2016)
Mrs Kate Hughes (External Affairs) (2017)
Professor Saul Jacka (Statistics) (2016)
Dr Cathia Jenainati (English and Comparative Literary Studies) (2016)
Miss Mia Khan (Teaching Quality) (2017)
Dr Stephen Lamb (University Senior Tutor) (2015)

Student Members


The President of the Students' Union

Ms Cat Turhan (2015)

Two registered students of the University elected by registered students of the University

Ms Maahwish Mirza (2015)
Mr Andrew Thompson (2015)



(The year after a member’s name indicates that his or her term of office expires on 31 July of that year.)

Senate Committees