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Pro-Vice-Chancellors

The Vice-Chancellor and President works closely with the Executive Team on everything concerning academic leadership at Warwick. It’s a team that features our Pro-Vice-Chancellors. These are:

chris_hughes.pngProfessor Christopher Hughes: Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Chris is Professor of International Politics and Japanese Studies in the department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education). Chris holds responsibility for maintaining and enhancing excellent standards of teaching and learning across the broad spectrum of the University’s foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate provision. He leads our commitment to widening participation, to employability and to continuing to improve student satisfaction.
Chris holds degrees from the University of Oxford (BA), University of Rochester (MA), and University of Sheffield (MA and PhD). He held the Asahi Shimbun Visiting Chair of Mass Media and Politics, at the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo, in 2006, and the Edwin O Reischauer Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies at the Department of Government, Harvard University from 2009 to 2010.

PA: Angela Gibson
Tel: 024 765 75063
Email: PVCEducation dot PA at warwick dot ac dot uk


simon_swain2.jpgProfessor Simon Swain FBA: Pro-Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement)

Simon works with the University’s Vice-Chancellor and President on Warwick’s external relations. His responsibilities include international, national, and regional collaborations across the Higher Education, private and public sectors. He is Academic Director of our major partnership with Monash University in Melbourne. His current international priorities focus on two areas of the highest strategic importance the University: our research, impact, and partnership interests in Continental Europe, and our significant research and teaching links with leading universities of China and South East Asia. He began his academic career at All Souls, Oxford and is the author of eleven books. He is a fellow of the British Academy where he is incoming Vice-President for Research and Higher Education Policy.

PA: Fiona Slater
Tel: 024 765 73486
Email: PVCExternal dot PA at warwick dot ac dot uk


pam.jpgProfessor Pam Thomas: Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Pam works across Warwick’s departments to maintain our research excellence. Pam oversees departmental and inter-faculty developments, and heads the University’s efforts to generate the impact our research deserves. The Global Research Priorities programme, for which she provides leadership, will be a key platform to achieve that desired impact. Pam is also a key member of the Midlands Innovation Team. Midlands Innovation is a partnership between Aston, Birmingham, Cranfield, Keele, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham, and Warwick universities, combining their research, resources, skills and people to improve different sectors of the Midlands and beyond.

Her other responsibilities include support for early career research staff and research students, in addition to her academic leadership on equality and diversity matters. Pam is supported by the Research Executive.

PA: Amii Dyne
Tel: 024 765 74463
Email: PVCResearch dot PA at warwick dot ac dot uk