Academic management

Understand the academic management organisational structure and hierarchy at the University.

View who holds which management post, roles they report to, and roles they manage. 

Vice-Chancellor and President

Post-holder

Professor Hugh Brady

Roles reporting to this person

Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement

Post-holder

Professor Agnes Nairn

Roles that this person reports to

Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience

Post-holder

Professor Sarah Purdy

Roles that this person reports to

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education Innovation and Enhancement

Post-holder

Professor Alvin Birdi

Roles that this person reports to

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education Quality and Standards

Post-holder

Professor Kate Whittington

Roles that these people report to

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Innovation

Post-holders

Professor Michele Barbour

Roles that these people report to

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching

Post-holder

Dr Mark Allinson

Roles that this person reports to

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Postgraduate Research

Post-holder

Professor Robert Bickers

Roles that this person reports to

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research Culture

Post-holder

Professor Marcus Munafò

Roles that this person reports to

Faculty of Arts

Dean of Faculty of Arts 

  • Post-holder: Professor Karla Pollmann

Roles that this person reports to

Heads of Schools and Centres

Heads of schools and centres report to the Faculty Dean. 

School of Arts

  • Head: Professor Mary Luckhurst

School of Humanities

  • Head: Professor Martyn Powell

School of Modern Languages

  • Head: Professor Andreas Schönle

Centre for Academic Language and Development

  • Head: Mrs Maxine Gillway

Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Head: Dr Tom Ellson

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Faculty of Engineering

Dean of Faculty of Engineering

  • Post-holder: Professor Ian Bond

Roles that this person reports to

Heads of Schools

Heads of schools report to the Faculty Dean.

School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • Head: Professor Simon Neild

School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Engineering Mathematics

  • Head: Professor Ian Nabney

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Faculty of Health Sciences

Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Post-holder: Professor Jane Norman

Roles that this person reports to

Heads of Schools

Heads of schools report to the Faculty Dean.

Bristol Dental School

  • Head: Professor Tim Peters

Bristol Medical School

  • Head: Professor Ashley Blom

Bristol Veterinary School

  • Head: Professor Tim Parkin

School of Anatomy

  • Head: Professor Michelle Spear

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Faculty of Life Sciences

Dean of Faculty of Life Sciences

  • Post-holder: Professor Jeremy Tavare

Roles that this person reports to

Heads of Schools

Heads of schools and centres report to the Faculty Dean.

School of Biochemistry

  • Head: Professor Catherine Nobes

School of Biological Sciences

  • Head: Professor Claire Grierson

School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

  • Head: Professor Anne Ridley

School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience

  • Head: Professor Hugh Piggins

School of Psychological Sciences

  • Head: Professor Michael Bannisy

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Faculty of Science

Dean of Faculty of Science

  • Post-holder: Professor Jens Marklof

Roles that this person reports to

Heads of Schools

Heads of schools and centres report to the Faculty Dean.

School of Chemistry

  • Head: Professor Emma Raven

School of Earth Sciences

  • Head: Professor Rich Pancost

School of Geographical Sciences

  • Head: Professor David Manley

School of Mathematics

  • Head: Professor Jonathan Robbins

School of Physics

  • Head: Professor Nigel Wilding

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Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

  • Post-holder: Professor Simon Tormey

Roles that this person reports to

Deputy Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

  • Post-holder: Professor Deborah Wilson

Roles that this person reports to

  • The Deputy Dean reports to the Faculty Dean.

Heads of Schools

Heads of schools and centres report to the Faculty Dean.

School of Accounting and Finance

  • Head: Professor Mark Clatworthy

School of Economics

  • Head: Professor Paola Manzini

School of Education

  • Head: Professor Melissa Allen

School of Management

  • Head: Professor Palie Smart

School of Policy Studies

  • Head: Professor Esther Dermott

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

  • Head: Professor Therese O'Toole

University of Bristol Law School

  • Head: Professor Ken Oliphant

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Academic organisational chart PDF

View our academic management structure in PDF format: download the Academic organisation structure 2021/22 (PDF, 89kB)

Schools and faculties

A list of academic schools and research centres by faculty.

Professional Services management

Understand the management structure and heirarchy of Professional Services at the University.

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