Executive Group

Vice-Chancellor & President

Professor Hugh Brady

Professor Hugh Brady is Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol.

A graduate of University College Dublin, Professor Brady trained in general medicine and was awarded PhD and MD degrees for research in renal physiology and molecular medicine. His academic career has included positions at Harvard and the University of Toronto, and he is an international authority on the pathogenesis of diabetic kidney disease.

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Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost

Professor Guy Orpen

Guy Orpen was born on the island of Trinidad, was educated in England and subsequently obtained his BSc at the University of Cape Town where he worked with Luigi Nassimbeni. He gained his PhD at the University of Cambridge under the guidance of George Sheldrick and Jack Lewis, during which time he carried out neutron diffraction research at Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA with Dick McMullan and Tom Koetzle.
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Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Judith Squires

Professor Squires obtained her first degree in Politics from the University of Edinburgh and then completed an ESRC funded PhD from the University of London in Political Theory. After completing her doctoral studies she worked at the Institute of Contemporary Arts as an Associate Director of Lectures and Seminars for two years before joining the University of Bristol in 1990 as Lecturer in Politics.
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Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise)

Professor Nishan Canagarajah

Professor Nishan Canagarajah was born and educated in Sri Lanka and then received his BA (Hons) and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cambridge, UK in 1989 and 1993 respectively. He joined the University of Bristol in 1993 and became a Professor of Multimedia Signal Processing in 2004. He has served as the Faculty of Engineering Research Director (2006-2009), Head of Department of Computer Science (2009-2010), Head of Merchant Venturers School of Engineering (2010-2011) and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering (2011-2014).
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Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health and Life Sciences)

Professor John Iredale

Professor Iredale graduated from the University of Southampton with honours in Clinical Distinction in 1985 and was awarded a DM in 1995. He was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 1999 and The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2007. He was made a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2003 and Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2011.
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Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement)

Dr Erik Lithander

Originally from Sweden, Erik holds a Candidature in Political Science from Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics, and an MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge, where his research focus was on contemporary Latin American literature. He is an alumnus of the executive education programme at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and of the LH Martin Institute’s “Leading Universities” programme, based at the University of Melbourne.
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Registrar and Chief Operating Officer

Ms Robin Geller

Ms Robin Geller joined the University of Bristol as Registrar and Chief Operating Officer in June 2012 with responsibility for all professional, administrative and support services other than Finance Services. She reports to the Vice-Chancellor and is a member of the Vice-Chancellor's Advisory Group.
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Deputy Registrar (Academic Services)

Ms Lynn Robinson

Deputy Registrar

Lynn has been Deputy Registrar since February 2010 with responsibility for the student-facing and education-related services. She was previously Academic Registrar at the University for seven years, leading the University’s teams responsible for all aspects of student recruitment; student administration; and Senate and its committees.
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Chief Operating Officer

Mr Robert Kerse

 

Robert joined the University from the social housing sector where he held Executive level roles in both Bristol and London for 13 years. 

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Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer

Dr Darrell Sturley

 

Darrell Sturley holds a BSc in Maths & Physics, an MSc in Meteorology and a PhD in Oceanography. He has worked as a senior IT professional for the Environment Agency and the University of Oxford and as a consultant for the University of Cardiff and Welsh Water.

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