Office of the Vice-Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor's Executive

Dr Chris Bussell
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Life and Natural Sciences

Dr Chris Bussell is the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Life and Natural Sciences.

Paula Holt, College of Health and Social Care
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Health and Social Care

Dr Paula Holt is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC) Dean of the College of Health and Social Care, which comprises of two schools - School of Nursing and Professional Practice and School of Allied Health and Social Care.

June Hughes
University Secretary and Registrar

June Hughes is the University Secretary and Registrar. Her role spans all aspects of our academic administration and student services across all sites from admissions to graduation.

Russ Langley looking at the camera
Chief Performance Officer

Russ Langley is the Chief Performance Officer at the University of Derby. As such, he is Executive lead for Student Recruitment & Marketing; Communications (including Development & Alumni Relations, and Events); International; Strategic Insight & Planning; Partnerships; and the Change & Portfolio Management Office.

Warren at STEM
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology

Professor Warren Manning is the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology. He provides leadership in teaching, research and engagement across computing, engineering and mathematics.

Keith Mclay
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Professor Keith McLay is Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Education, comprising the School of Arts, the School of Humanities and Journalism and the Institute of Education. He provides executive leadership for the College while, as an early modern military and naval historian, he continues to research and write, and he teaches on some History modules.

Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive

Professor Kathryn Mitchell is the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Derby. Her academic background is in Psychology and she continues to play an active role in research.

Kamil Omoteso, Dean of Business Law and Social Science
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Professor Kamil Omoteso is Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, comprising Derby Business School, School of Law and Social Sciences and Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism. He is passionate about student experience, graduate employability and innovation, and keen to build a sustainable research culture and enhance business engagement.

Director of Human Resources

Sarah Setchell is the Director of Human Resources.

Malcolm Todd
Deputy Vice-Chancellor/Provost (Academic and Student Experience)

Professor Malcolm Todd is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor/Provost (Academic & Student Experience). Malcolm is committed to making sure our students have an excellent learning experience and seeking out opportunities for growth and enhancement.

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