New Chair of the Faculty of Social Sciences: Professor Matthew Nudds
Congratulations to Professor Matthew Nudds who will take up the role of Chair of the Faculty of Social Sciences from 2 January 2017.
Professor Nudds joined Warwick in 2012 as Head of Philosophy having previously held teaching positions at the University of Edinburgh and before that a Junior Research Fellow position at Jesus College, Oxford. Matt was educated at University College London and was a University of London Jacobsen Fellow. He is a co-director of Censes: the Centre for the Study of Senses based at the Institute of Philosophy.
Matt’s research is in philosophy of mind and the philosophy of perception with a particular interest in the non-visual senses and in auditory perception. He teaches across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, as well as supervises a number of research students.
Professor Chris Hughes will continue as Chair of the Faculty of Social Sciences until 1 January 2017, allowing for a handover
period to Professor Nudds.
The role of the Faculty Chair
In addition to chairing the Board of the Faculty, Chairs of Faculties serve on a range of University committees and are responsible for promoting the policies, programmes and procedures within their respective Faculty. Faculty Chairs are also a source of support and act as ‘first port of call’ for Heads of Department and Research Centres in the relevant Faculty and inform and influence the Faculty on key decisions affecting it and the University.
Faculty Chairs are also engaged in the appointment processes for key academic posts within the Faculty. Chairs serve ex officio on the following formal bodies: Senate, Steering Committee, Research Committee, Honorary Degrees Committee, Academic Quality and Standards Committee, Capital, Space and Amenities Group, the Academic Resourcing Committee, and may also act as Chair of the Investigating Committee and Appeals Committee.