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Vice-Provosts

The Vice-Provosts / Chairs of Faculty support the Provost in providing academic leadership to Departments in their Faculty and represent their Faculty on a number of University committees. They also lead on specific initiatives in relation to activities with their faculty and play ambassadorial and ceremonial roles in support of the University’s activities and strategy.


Vice-Provost / Chair of the Board of the Faculty of Arts - Professor Penny Roberts

Penny is a Professor of early modern European History, Vice-Provost and Chair of the Faculty of Arts.

She has a BA and PhD in History from the University of Birmingham and an MA in Renaissance Studies from the University of Warwick. After two years teaching at the University of Leeds, she returned to Warwick in 1992 as Lecturer in early modern European History and has since held a number of positions, including Director of the Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence, Chair of the Arts Graduate Studies Committee, Deputy Head of the Department of History. see more...Link opens in a new window

PA: Jessica Hill, Email: artsfaculty@warwick.ac.uk


Vice-Provost / Chair of the Board of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine - Professor Lorenzo Frigerio

Lorenzo is a Professor of Plant Biology, Vice-Provost and Chair of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

He has worked at Warwick since 1998 and has a degree in Agricultural Sciences and a PhD in Plant Genetics from the Catholic University of Milano, Italy. During his post-doctoral years at the National Research Council, Italy and at Michigan State University, USA, he developed an interest in plant cell biology. He joined Warwick as a research fellow and became assistant professor in 1999. He served as Head of the School of Life Sciences from 2017 until 2021. He has a strong track record in fundamental research on the biogenesis of subcellular organelles in plants and a lifelong passion for teaching. Lorenzo was Director of Undergraduate Studies, then Director of Education in Life Sciences, and won a Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence (WATE) in 2016. He is also a Warwick International Higher Education Academy (WIHEA) alumnus. see more...Link opens in a new window

PA: Joy Montgomery, Email: VPSEMPA@warwick.ac.uk


Vice-Provost / Chair of the Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences - Professor Nick Vaughan-Williams

Nick is a Professor of International Security, Vice-Provost and Chair of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

He has worked at Warwick since 2010 and has held previous posts at Exeter and Aberystwyth Universities. His programme of research - supported by grants from the British Academy, UK Economic and Social Research Council, and Leverhulme Trust - focuses on the international politics of borders, migration, and security. He is a former recipient of the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Politics and International Studies and Gold Winner of the Association for Borderlands Studies Past Presidents' Book Award.

He was Director of the MA in International Relations, and has contributed to the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in International Relations and Security in PAIS. He served as Head of the Department of Politics and International Studies from 2015 until 2021. Nick is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and holds degrees in Modern History and International Relations from the University of Oxford (BA and MA), the University of Warwick (MA), and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (PhD). see more...Link opens in a new window

PA: Rose Clark, Email: fss@warwick.ac.uk